In unfortunate news, Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, was killed in a car crash that happened this Wednesday morning.
The rapper (Carlos Walker, 40) was on Cascade Road near I-285 in Atlanta when the accident happened, and was possibly the victim of a hit and run, according to reports. After Walker’s car was hit, he ran into a tree, causing his car to flip over and catch fire. Another car involved flipped over a guard rail and also caught fire. Lo was pronounced dead at the scene. His manager, confirmed the news to CBS news in Atlanta.
Police say Shawty Lo lost control of his 2016 Audi, struck a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn and catch fire. He was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. Two women were also in the car with him and were rushed to a nearby hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.
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
As of now, investigators are still looking for the car that fled the scene after the crash. Condolences to his families and the families of the other victims involved.
legends never die…Shawty Lo Forever 🙏🏾
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) September 21, 2016
Rest Well @shawtylo_kob … This completely broke my heart for his family, friends & most of all his children. One things for sure, is he stood on the belief that family was everything so I pray that his children find strength in each other & the love of God comforts them all in this time of bereavement.. 🙏🏽 #Carlos #BowenHomes
— 50cent (@50cent) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo. 🙏🏽. Prayers to his family and friends. ATown Legend.
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo….damn
— Mack Maine (@mackmaine) September 21, 2016