Michelle Parma of MTV's 'Road Rules 3' dies In car accident
By Reality TV World staff, 10/22/2002
MTV sadly reports that Michelle Parma, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who graced the third season of "Road Rules," was killed Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision. She was 27.
Parma was traveling from Dallas to Houston on Interstate 45 with her cousin Mandie Parma, 28, who was also killed in the crash. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin Hodges, 16, lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median, hitting the Parmas' Jeep head on. After the Parmas' vehicle was hit, it rotated and was struck by another northbound vehicle, a Kia driven by Barbara Kroll, 30. Hodges and Kroll reported no serious injuries, while Michelle and Mandie Parma, who were both wearing seatbelts, died at the scene.
Parma appeared in the Europe cast of "Road Rules" in 1996. Along with her castmates Chris, Antoine, Patrice and Belou, she traveled Europe for 10 weeks by Winnebago, train and boat. After "Road Rules," Parma, who had studied drama and communications at the University of North Texas, moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She later moved back to Texas to become a flight attendant for Southwest. Parma most recently appeared on the Road Rules "Extreme Challenge" last year.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests donations be made to the United Network for Organ Sharing: 1100 Boulders Parkway, Suite 500, Box 13770, Richmond, VA 23225-8770. Remembrances can be sent to the family in care of Bunim/Murray Productions, Box 10421, Van Nuys, CA 91410.