COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A former Miss Pakistan World was ejected and killed in a crash in College Park, Maryland on Sunday.
Maryland State Police said 32-year-old Zanib Naveed was driving a 2018 Mercedes CL2 down Route 1 at the MD Route 200 when she struck a curb and overturned in an attempt to take the southbound curve.
Officers were called to the scene around 11:40 p.m. for the reported crash. They said Naveed was pronounced dead at the scene.
Naveed was crowned Miss Pakistan World in 2012 in Toronto, Canada and served as the President of the Miss Pakistan USA organization, according to her Facebook page.
Naveed competed with 80 countries in the Phillippines for the title of Miss Earth in 2012.
Sonia Ahmed, President of Miss Pakistan World released a statement on behalf of Naveed's passing:
"As the President of Miss Pakistan World, we gave Naveed an amazing platform to represent Pakistan internationally in the Miss Earth pageant and hearing about her death is very upsetting to all of us," Ahmed said. "Being a beauty queen to a country like Pakistan where there have been no beauty pageants on the soil of Pakistan is a tough job! Naveed along with other winners of Miss Pakistan World to date had a huge responsibility of carrying the title of a Muslim Nation. This is the first time I’m facing news like this in my lifetime where I have to deal with the death of a winner of my competition. It is a very upsetting time and terrible news and we can all hope and pray that her family gets through this painful situation."
Officials said Naveed was the only person in the car during the incident and no other cars were involved.
Police have ruled out alcohol as a cause of the collision.