The Tupac Shakur collaborator, real name Bruce Washington, was a passenger in a car that crashed on Interstate 85 early on Friday (10Jul15), throwing him from the vehicle.

He was declared dead at the scene, but his girlfriend, Zanetta L. Yearby, survived, and police are now holding her responsible for the tragedy.

The 31 year old has been charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and driving without proof of insurance, according to local news station WDUN.

Meanwhile, the Hit Em Up rapper's family set up a crowdsourcing campaign on to raise the money needed to transport the 38 year old's body from Georgia to his native New Jersey, and cover his funeral costs.

His older sister, Tammy Perkins-Cross, told, "We just want to send him off properly."

Fans flocked to the website and they have already helped the family reach their goal of $10,000 (£6,250), just two days after the campaign's launch.