News: Common's Cousin Killed In Motorcycle Crash, "He Was One Of The Greatest Friends Anyone Could Have"

Sunday, Sep 20, 2009 8:58AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Common's cousin, Ajile Turner, has reportedly been killed after becoming the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident this weekend in New York City.

The incident reportedly took place Friday (September 18) evening in Brooklyn.

A cousin of the rapper Common died after being knocked off his motorbike in a collision with a bicycle in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, on Friday night, cops said. Ajile Turner, 38, was hit by the bicycle as it turned off Greene Avenue onto Washington Avenue. Turner, who lived on Cumberland Street, had been riding the Kawasaki bike east on Greene Avenue when the collision happened at 10:45 p.m., cops said. (New York Post)

The other victim also died from Friday's crash.

Ajile Turner, 38, was Common's first cousin, heartbroken friends said. Turner, a promoter, died Friday night when his motorcycle collided with a bicyclist in Fort Greene. "Everyone is just really stunned right now," a man who answered the door at Turner's Brooklyn home told the Daily News. Turner's bike crashed with the bicycle on Greene Ave. about 10:45 p.m. Both the bicyclist, Julian Miller, 45, also of Brooklyn, and Turner died at Brooklyn Hospital Center, police said. (New York Daily News)

Close friend DJ JS-1 has confirmed the unfortunate news.

"He was one of the greatest friends anyone could have, he was a pure, honest, good person, hard worker who traveled the world and lived a great life. We all love him and are going to miss him very much." (TMZ)

Aside from being Common's cousin, Turner reportedly held a spot within the music industry.

Ajile Turner was founder and CEO of an independent concert production company called the Echelon Group. Authorities believe that Turner died at 10:45 p.m. while driving down Greene Avenue. (The Celebrity Cafe)

No further information has been released as of now.

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