Rapper Shawty Lo, best known for his 2008 hit "Dey Know" and member of the hip-hop group D4L who released the 2005 Hot 100 chart-topper "Laffy Taffy", died in a car crash in Atlanta on Wednesday morning (Sept. 21). The Georgia native (real name Carlos Walker) was 40 years old.
According to 11 Alive, Fulton County police say the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. when a 2016 Audi caught fire at the Cascade Road exit after crashing onto a guard rail and hitting several trees. Two women were said to be in the car and were also sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A Fulton County rep was not available to confirm the details of the incident at press time.
News of Shawty Lo's death was first reported by radio personality Headkrack, who tweeted that the rapper died in a hit and run though reports say that it was a single car accident.