Ashley 'Minnie' Ross, 'Little Women: Atlanta' Star, Dead at 34

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Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley "Minnie" Ross has died at age 34. 

According to a statement released to ET by the late reality star's management team, Ross sustained serious injuries after a hit-and-run car accident. 

"It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross, a.k.a. 'Ms Minnie,' of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit-and-run car accident today, April 27, at the age of 34," the statement reads. "The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

Lt. Derrick Rogers, Public Information Officer for the City of South Fulton, Georgia Police Department, tells ET the initial crash investigation reveals that the driver of a Nissan Sentra was traveling south on Old National Highway approaching the intersection of Lantern Lane. According to Rogers, the driver of the Nissan Sentra hit the right side curb, lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the north bound lanes of travel and struck a Ford Focus head on that was traveling north bound.

The driver of the Nissan Sentra received serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the Ford Focus received minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Ross' management first announced the news on the late TV star's Instagram account, where friends and fans of the Little Women franchise shared their condolences. 

Ross' personal publicist, Liz Dixson, told People that Ross' car collided with another vehicle near Old National Hwy in Atlanta, Georgia, around 11 p.m. on Sunday. The next day, she died at Grady Memorial Hospital at around 10:30 p.m.

Known as Ms. Minnie, Ross starred on the hit Lifetime show with castmates Shirlene "Juicy" Pearson, Briana Barlup, Tiffany “Monie” Cashette, Emily Fernandez and twins Amanda and Andrea Salinas since 2016. Several Little Women stars paid tribute to Ross on social media. 

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As I’m writing this I’m in tears I can’t believe it my Minnie !!!! Why did they take you away from us !!!! WHY!!!!! It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. I wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever 💔 I promise to keep you alive in my memories and be there for your mama @grneyes4life and your aunt @vdeloney72 . You were more than our best friend you were our big sister and still is !!! I still can’t believe this man why man why!!!! , I love you so much !!!! My heart is broken 😭💔 Rest In Peace my love @msminnielwa #teamminnie #prayforhermamaplease #myminnie #bestfriends #sisters #realfriends #heartbroken

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Prayers for Minnie's family!!! 🙏 🙏

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Ross, a former hairstylist who was originally from Tennessee, is survived by her mother, Tammy Jackson, her aunt, Veronica Deloney, her uncle, John Deloney, and her grandmother, Rose Deloney.


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