Rapper Shawty Lo dies in car accident

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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 Tuesday night (Sept. 20). 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.

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NEW YORK - JANUARY 23: Rapper/producer Shawty Lo poses for pictures after visiting MTV's 'Sucker Free' at MTV Studios Times Square on January 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
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)
Shawty Lo performs at The 2008 BET Spring Bling March 28, 2008 Riviera Beach, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Rapper Young Jeezy and Rapper Shawty Lo backstage at Philips Arena on June 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: Rap artist Shawty Lo attends the 'TRL' taping at the MTV Studios on June 03, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Rapper Shawty Lo performs onstage at Philips Arena on June 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage)
Rapper Shawty Lo backstage at Philips Arena on June 14, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23: Rapper Shawty Lo arrives at the 21st Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/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)
HOUSTON - AUGUST 11: Rapper Shawty Lo accepts the Breakthrough Artist Award during the 3rd Annual Ozone Awards on August 11, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ben Rose/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)
HOUSTON - AUGUST 11: Rapper Shawty Lo attends the 3rd Annual Ozone Awards on August 11, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Rapper Shawty Lo arrives at the 2008 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 24: Shawty Lo attends The 2008 Dirty Awards at Georgia International Convention Center on November 24, 2008 in Atlanta (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage for Radio One Inc.)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper Shawty Lo (L) and his daughter attend The 2008 Dirty Awards at Georgia International Convention Center on November 24, 2008 in Atlanta (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage for Radio One Inc.)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 24: Rapper Shawty Lo performs during The 2008 Dirty Awards at Georgia International Convention Center on November 24, 2008 in Atlanta (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage for Radio One Inc.)
Atlanta, GA - JUNE 20: Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane perform during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 14 at Philips Arena on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images for Radio One)
ATLANTA - OCTOBER 10: Shawty Lo attends the Corner Store Magazine launch & BET Hip Hop Awards after party at Club Obsession on October 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Atlanta, GA - JUNE 20: Shawty Lo poses backstage during the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 14 at Philips Arena on June 20, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Ben Rose/Getty Images for Radio One)
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)
(L-R) Soulja Boy and Shawty Lo perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards '09 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 18: LilKim and Shawty Lo Backstage at the 107.9 Hip Hop Radio Station's Birthday Bash at Phillips Arena on June 18, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
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)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Waka Flocka and Shawty Lo attend the celebrity basketball game at Morehouse College - Forbes Arena on September 30, 2012 in Atlanta City. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 15: Shawty Lo and Jai Jai backstage at the Hot 107.9's 18th Annual Birthday Bash at the Philips Arena on June 15, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
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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.

Shawty Lo's latest release was 2013's "Bowen Home Carlos." He was also a father to 11 children.

A tweet from the rapper's official handle from his manager Johnnie Cabell read, "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."

Cabbell also wrote on Instagram, " am so so so devastated that words can not describe how I feel right now. Shawty Lo was not just my artist he was my Brother He was My Friend. I have been Lo MGR for over 10yrs He was Loyal and he had my back when no one else did. I could count on him when I had no one else to turn to. We been thru so much together. If you knew Lo then you know he was genuine He was Real he would do anything he could if he had it. I Genuinely love this man like my blood brother. I Will Keep His Name Alive and and His Music !!!! Please Pray for Us The Whole D4L Family Lo Family His Mom His Kids His Children Mothers We need you all prayers and Support !!!!!!"


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