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‘Little Women: Atlanta’ Star Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross Dead After Car Crash
Ashley "Minnie" Ross starred in all five seasons of “Little Women: Atlanta.”
“Little Women: Atlanta” reality star Ashley "Minnie" Ross has been confirmed dead after a car crash on Sunday.
She was 34 years old.
Ross was severely injured after colliding with another vehicle near Atlanta’s Old National Highway around 11 p.m. on Sunday, her publicist, Liz Dixson, told PEOPLE. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died Monday night at 10:30 p.m.
Her management team confirmed her death in an Instagram post later that night.
“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 hit and run car accident today at the age of 34,” the team stated. “The family respectfully requests their privacy as they grieve during this difficult time.”
Ross’s costar, Amanda Salinas, mourned her friend in another Instagram post.
“It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is,” she wrote. “I wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever.”
Another cast member, Samantha Ortiz, gave her condolences.
“I am so sorry this has happened and I will be praying for you and your family,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “You really never know what can happen. I’m so sorry.”
Ross starred in all five seasons of “Little Women: Atlanta,” starting in 2016. The Lifetime reality TV show features the lives of people with dwarfism.
Ross is survived by her mother, Tammy Jackson, her grandmother, Rose Deloney, her aunt, Veronica Deloney and her uncle, John Deloney, Dixson told PEOPLE.
While Dixson told PEOPLE the wreck was a hit and run, City of South Fulton Lt. Derrick Rogers had a slightly different story.
“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 told local ABC affiliate WFTV-9 in the email. “The investigation is ongoing and I have no further details.”
Rogers also confirmed the other driver received minor injuries.
Oxygen.com could not immediately reach Dixson for comment.