Washington, DC radio
personality Sheila Stewart was killed in a car accident in ,
Thursday morning. According to NBC4-TV,
Stewart was on her way to work when she was involved in a car accident, Chris
Wegmann, the Regional VP and General Manager for Radio One, confirmed. Atlanta, Ga.
She was driving on Interstate 20 when her Mercedes Benz came to a full stop for an unknown reason, according to
police. She was struck from behind by a westbound box truck. DeKalb County
Stewart, who worked for D.C.'s Radio One stations, had been staying with her sister and working from
at the time of her death.
Stewart's work in media spanned over 20 years. She most recently served as the News and Community Affairs Director for Radio One's D.C. stations, delivering the news for 93.9 WKYS-FM, Praise 104.1, WOL-AM 1450, Spirit 1340, and Majic 102.3.
“A talented colleague, Sheila’s contributions will long be felt by her Radio One family and the lives she touched through her various charitable connections and community organizations,” Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson Radio One, Inc. said in a statement published on Praise 104.1's website.
“Stewart represented Radio One with the utmost professionalism, passion and persistence in working with our county’s faith community, non-profits and the county government itself," read a statement.