Hip Hop legend Eric B is mourning the passing of his daughter, Erica Barrier, who succumbed to serious injuries she sustained in a car accident early Sunday morning (March 15).
Erica suffered severe neck and spine fractures in addition to many other life-threatening injuries when her Mini Cooper Countryman stopped in the center lane of I-91 in Connecticut.
An oncoming 18-wheeler was unable to stop in time and impacted the rear of Erica’s car.
According to police, the truck driver was not injured and an investigation is underway.
On Monday (March 16) at 6:18 pm, Erica died at Hartford Hospital. She was 28.
Eric B released the following statement through his publicist, Alvina Alston:
She fought a valiant fight, however we TRUST GOD & HIS ultimate decision to bring her home.
We want to sincerely thank everyone from around the world for the outpouring of support and love during this difficult time.
Please continue to keep our family in prayer as we now prepare to lay Erica to rest.
This was an unfortunate vehicular accident that claimed her life however, and it’s also crucial that we pray for the other driver involved. Our hearts also go out to him and his family as we hold no ill will in our hearts for those involved.
Again, we accept GOD’s will and want to sincerely thank the good samaritans, first responders and impeccable medical staff who cared for our daughter at Hartford Hospital.
Rakim took to Facebook to express his deepest sympathies and condolences to Eric B and his family.
Deepest of condolences to my brother Eric B. and all of the extended family.
This evening, his daughter Erica passed on after sustaining injuries in an automobile accident. Erica was the brightest of stars and while we miss her physical form greatly, we will celebrate her life and her energy eternally.
Please put a blessing in the air.
Eric B posted this video clip of himself introducing his daughter to his audience at one of his shows:
My sincerest condolences and prayers to Eric B and his family during this difficult time.
Rest in paradise, Erica.