Authorities have confirmed that Kayla Bailey, the daughter of Basketball Wives star Brooke Bailey, was the victim of a Sunday car accident near Hollywood, Tennessee.
Kayla, 25, and driver Julius Weaver, 38, of Cordova, Tennessee, died when they drove into a tractor trailer on Interstate 40 around 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.
Memphis police said the blue Mercedes-Benz S550 carrying Kayla and Weaver was heading east on the highway when its front, rear of [the tractor trailer] which had come to a stop in the lane due to an accident at that location,” said a report obtained by WREG.
The latest: Authorities have confirmed that Kayla Bailey, 25, (R) the daughter of Basketball Wives star Brooke Bailey, 45, was the victim of a Sunday car accident near Hollywood, Tennessee
Weaver was pronounced dead at the scene, while Bailey was transported to Regional One Health medical center, where she later died.
Authorities, continuing their investigation into the deadline crash, said Weaver had been “inattentive” on the road in the moments leading up to the crash.
Brooke, 45, paid tribute to her daughter Kayla, 25, on Sunday in a heartfelt Instagram post along with a series of photos.
‘Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey. This is not goodbye. Mommy will see you soon,” Brooke wrote on Instagram.
Kayla, 25, died in a car accident. Brooke was one of many who posted a heartfelt tribute to her
The mother and daughter were seen together in a selfie Brooke shared on Wednesday
‘Thank you! Kayla has left a mark on so many lives. She came into the room demanding respect, love and attention,” Brooke captioned a series of photos of her daughter and family.
“Forever my baby,” Brooke captioned a series of photos of Kayla
The reality TV star mourned her daughter in a series of Instagram stories and shared multiple tributes.
Brooke wrote: ‘My baby girl is so loved by youuuuu!!! The love and support my family has received today is unreal and so much appreciated.”
‘Thank you! Kayla has left a mark on so many lives. She came into the room demanding respect, love and attention,” she continued. “If you had the pleasure of meeting her and being friends with her, she changed your life forever.”
Fans were amazed at the news of Kayla’s death, as her Instagram stories were still live hours after her death.
Kayla Bailey’s IG stories are still current and she’s in the car. That always pisses me off. Life is too fragile and can change in a split second,” one wrote.
Bailey was transported to Regional One Health medical center where she died
The reality TV star mourned her daughter in a series of Instagram stories and shared multiple tributes
Brooke posted dozens of heartfelt Instagram tributes in honor of her daughter on Sunday. She kindly thanked everyone for their support and shared more about Kayla
Brooke revealed that she spent time praying and fasting leading up to Kayla’s tragic death. While she was preparing for something else, she believed that God was preparing her for Kayla’s death
The stylist’s fans were quick to mourn her on Twitter. Some were heartbroken to find that her Instagram stories were still live after her death was announced
Brooke also updated her Instagram bio with: “FOREVER Kayla Nicole Bailey 3/2/07 – 9/25/22 #PrettyBlack.”
The reality TV star later added that she had been fasting and praying in preparation for something and not expecting it to be her daughter’s death.
‘Our God! Our God is so faithful. I fasted and prayed for days. I thought it was for something else. It was God preparing me for this moment in my life. Although, I was not prepared. I am thankful for the 25 years he blessed me to have HIS child. To love her, to hold her, to teach her, to comfort her. She was my happiness on earth,” Brooke wrote.
Meanwhile, Kayla’s loved ones were quick to announce her death when they received the news.
“Frankly, I’m speechless the best,” one of Kayla’s friends wrote in a tribute. “It broke me to pieces when I got that call this morning. Mrs. PrettyBlack the Barbie. I’m so sorry this happened to you, young, beautiful, sweet soul. I love you so much. Growing up mother protected us from these kinds of accidents.’
Another friend added: ‘I really don’t even know what to say right now. My best friend. My sister. My partner. My everything… has passed. I couldn’t even sleep last night, all I keep thinking about is you. I’m so glad we got to spend time together 2 weeks ago. I’m going to miss your crazy a**. You were ALWAYS GOOD, ALWAYS SAFE when you were with me.
“I can’t stop crying. This was family. Love for your friends, love for your family. Death has no name. Give your people their flowers while they’re still here.’
Kayla’s loved ones were quick to announce her death when they received the news
Kayla’s friends and family were shocked when they received the news and shared their favorite moments with the 25-year-old
“You were ALWAYS GOOD, ALWAYS SAFE when you were with me,” one of her friends wrote
Kayla was a certified hairstylist with her own business in Memphis
Kayla was a licensed hairstylist and business owner at the time of her death. The stylist’s fans also mourned her on social media and remembered her as a beauty.
“This is beyond heartbreaking. I can not believe this. Kayla was only 25 years old. Lord, I just don’t know what to say, every day we lose our young people,” one wrote.
Another added: ‘I remember seeing Kayla Bailey this season of #basketballwivesla and being impressed by how beautiful she was. To hear that she passed away really hurt my heart… so young and beautiful. Life is too short man.’
As Brooke returns to Season 11 of Basketball Wives, along with co-stars Jackie Christie, Jennifer Williams and Angel Brinks, it’s unclear if fans will take a closer look at the recent tragedy.
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