The “Black Panther” stuntman who died in a car crash last week had just finished a night of Halloween fun before the fatal wreck … TMZ has learned.
Taraja Ramsess‘ mother, Akilitells us that her son was in the car that fateful night with six others, including his ex-wife, Selenaand a mix of five children… most of which he had with her, and a newborn baby he shares with his current partner, Lisawho was at home.
Anyway, we were told that Taraja and Selena had just finished treating all the kids in the Atlanta area and were on their way home when they were involved in the accident.
As we reported… Taraja died on the spot, as did two of his daughters: a 13-year-old girl and an 8-week-old girl. His 10-year-old son later died after being taken off life support.
Selena and two daughters she shared with Taraja survived; all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, although one of the daughters remains in hospital. As for how Akili heard the tragic news… she tells us Selena called and was inconsolable.
Akili says it was the worst night of her life, and the heartbreak of losing her son and grandchildren was made worse by not immediately knowing who was alive and dead.
Apparently the first responders had taken everyone to different hospitals, and it created a confusing/chaotic situation trying to track everyone down in the aftermath. Akili added: “It has had an impact on our family. It is part of us now; our family needs some time to heal and recover and move on with our lives as best we can.”
It’s clear that the entire family is distraught in the aftermath of it all… and we’re told that everyone is trying to cope as best they can with the aftermath of such a terrible catastrophe that has claimed so many lives.
Now, in terms of what exactly caused the crash: remember, Taraja countered a tractor-trailer while coming off the highway – Akili isn’t ready to talk about it yet. It is being investigated.