Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
7/1/2005 5:07:22 PM
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Colleek D. Luckie, the nephew of Def Jam President/rapper Jay-Z, has died tragically from injuries sustained in an auto accident occurring on Route 220 in Pennsylvania, representatives from Def Jam confirmed.
According to sources, Colleek was traveling with friend Roscoe G. Neely, 20, of Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday (June 28) when Neely-who was driving-drifted across the centerline and struck a tractor-trailer head-on.
After the collision, the vehicle-a 2005 Chrysler 300-purportedly struck a telephone pole and traveled some 300 feet through a field.
Sadly, Colleek, who was wearing a seat belt, was killed. Neely sustained a minor injury and was taken to a local hospital.
Through the years, Jay-Z has made numerous references to his nephew in his songs like "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)" from The Blueprint.
It's been reported that the vehicle involved in the accident was purchased by Jay for the 18 year-old Colleek as a graduation present.
In the past, Jay-Z said emotionally, his nephews represent something greater than his sister's offspring.
"I carry my nephews like my sons, always have and they have filled that void for me," Jay-Z has stated in published reports.
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