Atlanta reality TV star Ashley “Minnie” Ross has died after she was hurt in a crash.
The “Little Women: Atlanta” cast member was traveling in car near Atlanta’s Old National Highway late Sunday when the collision occurred. She died about 10:30 p.m. Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital, publicist Liz Dixson said Ross had been involved in a hit-and-run accident, but Lt. Derrick Rogers.
A spokesman for the City of South Fulton Police Department, said in an email that the driver of the other vehicle, a Ford Focus, “received minor injuries.” Fulton Police Department wrote:
“The driver of the Nissan Sentra (Ross) hit the right-side curb, lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the northbound lanes of travel and struck a Ford Focus head-on that was traveling northbound,” Rogers said in the email. “The investigation is ongoing and I have no further details.”
The management team for the Tennessee native, who had appeared on the Lifetime series since it debuted in 2016, also shared the news in a post on Ross’ official Instagram page.
“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 statement read. “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
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Full Statement from the management team of @MsMinnieLWA 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. Please direct all media requests to: Liz Dixson Publicist for Ms Minnie 404-410-6912 email@example.com
The Tennessee native appeared on the Lifetime reality series that follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism since its debut in 2016 as a main cast member. The show is set to return for a sixth season sometime in 2020.