RAPPER SHAWTY LO KILLED IN FATAL HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT

ATLANTA – Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, aka “Shawty Lo”, was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning.

The Moultrie, Georgia native was 40 years old.

Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron broke the news on Twitter.
Walker is a founding member of the hip-hop group “D4L” and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He is perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”.

In 2008, he received a “Rookie of the Year” BET Award.

Photos | Shawty Lo through the years

ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 15: Shawty Low, Fabo and Lil Tony visit the Reebox Hospitality Lounge backstage during the 18th. annual HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash at Philips Arena on June 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Reebok) Rick Diamond, 2013 Getty Images
ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 15: HeadKrack and Shawty Low visit the Reebox Hospitality Lounge backstage during the 18th. annual HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash at Philips Arena on June 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Reebok) Rick Diamond, 2013 Getty Images
ATLANTA – OCTOBER 18: Recording artist Shawty Lo accepts an award during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET) Rick Diamond, 2008 Getty Images
NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: Hip-hop artist Flo-Rida (L) and Shawty Lo appear on MTV’s ‘Sucker Free’ at TRL Studios on January 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) Brad Barket, 2008 Getty Images
NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: Hip-hop artist Shawty Lo appears on MTV’s ‘Sucker Free’ at TRL Studios on January 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) Brad Barket, 2008 Getty Images
ATLANTA – JUNE 19: Recording Artisst Young Shawty backstage at Magnum Live Large Project at Phillips Arena on June 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Trojan) Rick Diamond, 2010 Getty Images
NEW YORK – JANUARY 23: Hip-hop artist Shawty Lo appears on MTV’s ‘Sucker Free’ at TRL Studios on January 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) Brad Barket, 2008 Getty Images
ATLANTA – JUNE 19: Recording Artist Shawty Lo backstage at Magnum Live Large Project at Phillips Arena on June 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Trojan) Rick Diamond, 2010 Getty Images
ATLANTA – JUNE 19: Recording Artist Shawty Lo (center) backstage at Magnum Live Large Project at Phillips Arena on June 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Trojan) Rick Diamond, 2010 Getty Images
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 23: Singer Shawty Lo performs at ASCAP’s 21st Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 23, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images) Vince Bucci, 2008 Getty Images
ATLANTA – JUNE 19: Recording Artisst Young Shawty Lo and Monica backstage at Magnum Live Large Project at Phillips Arena on June 19, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Trojan) Rick Diamond, 2010 Getty Images
ATLANTA – MAY 11: Recording Artist Shawty Lo attends the press conference held by Gucci Mane to announce his plans for the future and address issues that arose while he was incarcerated on May 11, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images) Moses Robinson, 2010 Getty Images
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 01: Kidd Kidd, Shawty Low and Genasis attend the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images) Chris McKay, 2011 Getty Images
According to GDOT, Walker’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle while on I-285 southbound at Cascade Road. Walker’s car hit two trees before catching on fire. Authorities say one person died after being ejected, and two others were transported to the hospital.

More on the fiery crash, here.

Photos from the scene

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