Grammy-winning singer Ashanti Douglas will escort the body of her cousin, who was killed by 17-year-old drink driver in South Africa this weekend, back to the United States.
20-year-old Quinshae Snead was driving to the R&B songstress’ hotel room to pick up something for her before a concert on Saturday when another car, which a teenager had stolen from his mother, crashed into hers from behind.
Snead was flung from the car as it rolled over and thrown into the path of another vehicle.
The teenager driving the other vehicle was "under the influence of liquor", Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar has said. The teen was arrested for drink driving and taken to hospital.
Grief-stricken Ashanti cancelled a concert expected to take place later that day.
The singer is in South Africa with her parents, sister and brother.
"It has been very traumatic. They are not coping at all," concert promoter Morris Roda has said.