*R&B singer Ashanti cancelled a concert over the weekend in South Africa after her cousin, 20-year-old Quinshae Snead, was killed in a drunk driving accident.
According to police, Snead was en route to Ashanti’s hotel room in Johannesburg to retrieve items for the singer in advance of her concert Saturday when the car she was riding in was rear-ended by a 17-year-old, unlicensed drunk driver.
Snead was tossed from the vehicle as it rolled over, and thrown in the path of another car in the opposite lane.
Johannesburg metro police spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar told the South African Press Association that the driver had stolen his mother's car, and “was also under the influence of liquor.”
The teenager was arrested for drunken driving and hospitalized. The driver of the car Snead was riding in also was injured and taken to hospital.