After a day in critical condition, Erica Barrier, daughter of Hip-Hop icon Eric B., passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on Sunday in Connecticut. She was 28 years old.

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According to an IG post from @therealsister2sister2.0. a tractor-trailer hit Barrier’s vehicle in Hartford, CT around 1 am. She suffered a broken neck and spine and was admitted into ICU at Hartford Hospital.

According to a post on Rakim’s official Facebook page, Erica succumbed to her injuries from the crash yesterday(March 16).


The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine sends our deepest condolences to her father, Eric Barrier Jr., Rakim, the Barrier family, and the Griffith family.