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Maureen Smith has relayed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident.” (This article was first published on September 21, 2016 at 08:08 EST.) Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo (born Carlos Walker) was killed in a hit-and-run accident alongside Atlanta’s I-285 southbound at Cascade Road in the wee hours of this morning (September 21), 11 Alive NBC has confirmed.
The 40-year-old founding member of the rap quartet D4L, whose 2005 hit “Laffy Taffy” reached No.
1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2006, was traveling from popular ATL strip joint Blue Flame when his car was struck by another unknown vehicle when it crashed into two trees before catching fire.
#zone1forlife A native of Moultrie, Georgia, Lo was not only the first D4L member to go solo but also the most successful out of the quartet.
In 2008, he released his debut album Units in the City, which spawned hits such as the gold-selling lead single “Dey Know,” “Foolish,” and “Dunn Dunn,” with the latter being a catalyst for a publicized beef between himself and T.I.