Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo killed in fiery crash
An Atlanta rapper was killed Wednesday in a fiery crash on I-285 in south Fulton County.
While the Fulton Medical Examiner’s office has not identified the victim in the crash, the rapper’s brother and a manager confirmed Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, known for the hit “Dey Know,” died in the accident on the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road. Shawty Lo was also a member of the Atlanta rap group D4L, who scored a hit with “Laffy Taffy.”
My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart , and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
After initially describing the crash as a hit-and-run, “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,” Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said.
The crash happened about 2:20 a.m. and temporarily blocked the ramp to Cascade Road.
According to police, a white Audi went over a guardrail, hit two trees and burst into flames. The driver, described as a man about 40 years old, was ejected from the Audi and pronounced dead on the scene, Smith said. Two women, also in the car, were injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Just before the deadly wreck, Shawty Lo was at the Blue Flame on Harwell Road. He referenced the Atlanta strip club early Wednesday in several posts on his Instagram page.