A movie stuntman and two of his young children were killed in a two-vehicle accident near Atlanta near midnight last Halloween while driving on Interstate 20 in DeKalb County, east of the city, the DeKalb County Police Department reported.
Forty-one-year-old Taraja Ramsess and his 13-year-old daughter Sundari and eight-week-old daughter Fugibo died in the crash that involved a tractor-trailer, according to local news outlets.
Stuntman’s Pickup Crashed Into Disabled Semi Truck
First responders arrived on the scene shortly before midnight and found Ramsess’ Ford F-150 pickup had crashed into a disabled 18-wheel truck stranded on the side of the exit ramp from I-285 onto I-20 eastbound.
When authorities and first responders arrived at the scene, they determined that Ramsess, Sundari, and his newborn daughter were killed instantly. His 10-year-old son Kisasi and his two younger daughters were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The surviving passengers were ejected from the vehicle during the crash, officials said. In a statement, the DeKalb County Police Department, the accident survivors were Taraja’s eldest child, 15-year-old Kali, Ten-year-old Kisasi, and three-year-old daughter Shazia. Kisasi was hospitalized in critical condition. Kali suffered minor cuts, abrasions, and bruising and was not hospitalized. Shazia suffered a broken collar bone and concussion. Shazia was released from the hospital after a week and returned home to the care of her mother. Unfortunately, four days after the accident, Kisasi died after being taken off of life support
The family members were on their way home on Halloween night when the accident happened. As Ramsess was exiting onto Wesley Chapel Road, he “collided with a tractor-trailer that had broken down in the left lane,” the police said in a statement.
The DeKalb Police’s Traffic Special Unit were investigating the cause of the accident.
Police said that at the rear of the semi, only the rear portion of Ramsess’ vehicle was intact. The complete wreck of metal was seen on the back of the removal truck with only the rear wheel and tail light making it identifiable as a vehicle.
Ramsess started working as a set designer in 2009 and took on stunt performing in 2015, according to IMDb. His stunt credits include “Bad Boys for Life,” “The Suicide Squad,” “The Harder They Fall,” “Emancipation,” and “Creed III.”
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