Carlos Walker, known as rapper ‘Shawty Lo’ was killed in a car crash in South Fulton County, Georgia, WSBTV-Atlanta reports.
According to local police reports, the crash happened at 2:20am when the Audi crashed over a guardrail, hitting several trees and catching fire.
The 40-year-old rapper was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passenger were taken to the hospital and expected to fully recover.
The rapper’s manager confirmed the news and issued a statement on Shawty Lo’s Twitter account:
Shawty Lo was known for his southern rap hits including ‘Dey Know,’ his debut single from his album Units In The City and ‘Dunn Dunn.’ He frequently collaborated with other ATL rappers including T.I. and Ludacris.
He was also the founder of Georgia based record label, D4L.
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