'Little Women: Atlanta' star Ms Minnie, 34, dies

Ashley Ross (Photo: Getty Images)
Ashley Ross (Photo: Getty Images)

Little Women: Atlanta star, Ms Minnie (whose real name is Ashley Ross) has died. She was 34 years old.

The reality TV personality known for her role on the Lifetime show died on Monday after sustaining injuries in a car accident on Sunday night.

Her management team wrote on her Instagram page to her followers and fans: "It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka 'Ms Minnie' of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

Police later confirmed that it was not a hit-and-run but rather a head-on collision, reports People.

"The initial crash investigation shows that Ms. Ross was traveling south in a Nissan Sentra on Old National Highway," the police said in a statement. "Her car hit the right-side curb, crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a Ford Focus that was traveling north head-on. Ms. Ross received serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, where she died Monday night.The driver of the other vehicle received minor injuries and was treated at the scene."

"There was no third vehicle involved," another officer added. "There has not been any mention of driving under the influence is a factor."

Her publicist, Liz Dixson, later confirmed the news to CNN and shared a few words with the publication. "Ashley was a sweet and kind person with a big heart. She was an advocate for St. Jude and young women," she said.

"She will be remembered for her contagious smile."Since 2016, Ashley' Ms Minnie' Ross starred on the hit Lifetime series with Shirlene' Juicy' Pearson, Briana Barlup, Tiffany 'Monie' Cashette, Emily Fernandez and twins Amanda and Andrea Salinas.

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