Reports: Atlanta rapper identified as victim in fatal hit-and-run

Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, aka "Shawty Lo", was reportedly killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning.

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

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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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