Atlanta rapper “Shawty Lo” identified as victim in fatal hit-and-run

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

The (Bankhead), 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.

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.

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