Police say Ashley Ross, known as “Ms. Minnie,” was at fault for the car accident that tragically took her life at age 34.
Per the crash report obtained by TMZ on Wednesday, the “Little Women: Atlanta” star was traveling southbound on Old National Highway in Georgia the night of Sunday, April 26.
According to eyewitness testimony and the responding officer's observation, the reality TV personality reportedly lost control of her Nissan Sentra, causing her to jerk her steering wheel right.
After reportedly going off-road, Ross forcefully steered left, striking a Ford Focus on the opposite lane.
These findings are consistent with the City of South Fulton Police Department’s preliminary investigation.
Ross was found unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died the next day.
The driver of the Ford Focus reportedly suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital after expressing complaints of pain.
No drug or alcohol tests were reportedly administered to either driver.
Additionally, the Fulton County Medical Examiner told TMZ that an autopsy was neither performed nor is planned for Ross, whose cause of death will likely be listed as blunt force trauma from the collision.
Despite the crash report’s ruling, Ross’s management alleged she “succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident” as stated in an April 27 Instagram post.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, May 9, Ross’s family will celebrate her life in a ceremony that will be livestreamed on www.msminniemedia.com at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Per TMZ, 10 of her closest loved ones will attend the in-person memorial due to social distancing guidelines.
The family is accepting flowers, cards, and donations to the Ms. Minnie Memorial Fund.
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For Immediate Release: The Family of Ashley Ross Affectionately known as "Ms Minnie" will host a celebration of life in her loving memory: Celebration of Life Services will be closed and streamed live at msminniemedia.com Saturday May 9, 2020 at 1:30pm For information please logon to msminniemedia.com Press inquiries please email: email@example.com
The outlet also reports that the cast of “Little Women: Atlanta” will honor Ross when production on the Lifetime television show resumes.
May Ashley rest in peace.