Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a car crash early Wednesday morning. Atlanta DJ Ryan Cameron announced the news on Twitter after getting confirmatoon from the rapper’s manager; later, an official statement was released on Shawty Lo’s own Twitter account.
According to WSB-TV, the rapper (real name Carlos Walker) was driving around 2:20 a.m. and crashed over a guardrail, hitting several trees before catching fire. Walker, 40, was ejected from the car and died at the scene. Two women in the car were taken to a hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Shawty Lo was known for his work in the mid-2000s with Atlanta rap crew D4L, as well as his 2008 solo album, Units in the City, featuring the hit single “Dey Know.”