(AP)- Washington D.C. Radio One News & Public Affairs Director, Sheila Stewart has been killed in an automobile accident on Interstate 20 in metro Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said that Stewart, a personality with Radio One in Washington, died in the accident early Thursday morning as she was driving to the company’s Atlanta office.
Chris Wegmann, regional vice president for Radio One’s Washington properties, said Stewart had been sending her reports to Washington from Atlanta for several weeks.
DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the accident happened when Stewart’s car was rear-ended by another vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital, but died from her injuries.
Stewart’s co-workers became concerned Thursday morning when she missed her 6 a.m. broadcast. He said Stewart was expected to return to Washington Thursday evening.
Stolen Lives - Celebrity Accidental Deaths
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2. Lisa Lopes
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3. Paul Walker
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4. Dorothy Dandridge died at age 42 of an accidental overdose. (EURweb)
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5. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died at age 27 from a cocaine-heroin overdose. AP
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6. Whitney Houston died in February of this year at age 48 by drowning. (AP)
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7. Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest caused from a lethal dose of propofol.
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8. Dinah Washington died at age 39 from an accidental overdose of Rx drugs. AP
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9. Gerald Levert died at age 40 of an overdose of Rx drugs. (AP)
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10. Amy Winehouse died in July of 2011 at age 27 of alcohol poisoning. (AP)
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11. Bruce Lee died in 1973 at the age of 33 from a reaction to a pain killer. (AP)
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12. Brandon Lee died in 1993 during the filming of 'The Crow' at age 28. (AP)
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13. Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 at age of 36 of a drug overdose. (AP)
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14. Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27 of a drug overdose. (AP)
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15. Rapper Chris Kelly of the group Kris Kross died of a suspected cocaine/heroine overdose in 2013. (AP)
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16. Russell Jones, aka Ol' Dirty Bastard, died in 2004 at age 35. (AP)
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17. Anna Nicole Smith died at age 39 from a Rx drug overdose. (AP)
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18. Rapper Chad Butler, aka Pimp C, died in 2007 at age 33 of a Rx overdose. (AP)
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19. Heath Ledger died in 2008 at age 28 of an accidental Rx overdose. (AP)
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20. Rob Pilatus of Milli Vanilli died in 1998 at age 33 of an overdose. (AP)
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21. DJ Screw's death was an accidental codeine overdose. (AP)
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22. Brittany Murphy died in 2009 at age 32 of mulitiple drug intoxication. (AP)
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23. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27 of a herion overdose. (AP)
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24. Elvis Presley died in 1977 at age 42 of cardiac arrhythmia by years of drug use.
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