Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, aka “Shawty Lo”, was killed in a crash Wednesday morning. The Moultrie, Georgia native was 40 years old.
Fulton County police say the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. when the 2016 Audi crashed over a guardrail, hit several trees and caught fire at the Cascade Road exit. The police department says Walker was ejected and died at the scene. Two women in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries. The rapper’s manager confirmed the news and Shawty Lo’s Twitter account put out a statement.
He was perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”, which was included on his solo debut album Units in the City, released in February 2008.