Rapper Shawty Lo Dies In Car Accident Near Atlanta
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Rapper Shawty Lo has been identified as the victim of a fiery crash near I-285 in South Fulton County, Georgia, WSBTV Atlanta reports. The Georgia native, real name Carlos Walker, was a founding member of the rap group D4L. He was 40 years old. The Wednesday morning accident was initially reported as a hit-and-run, though authorities have confirmed that the rapper was ejected from his vehicle when it flipped over a guardrail. Two other women who were in the vehicle with Walker when the accident occurred have sustained non-life threatening injuries. “It has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,” Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said. Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron broke the news on Twitter. Other tributes to the rapper, best known for his singles “Dey Know” and “Dunn, Dunn,” soon followed. WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.  

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