Dish Nation confirmed the news with Shawty Lo’s manager.
According to police, it happened on the exit ramp from Interstate 285 southbound to Cascade Road. Officers told FOX 5 a 2016 white Audi lost control just before 2:30 a.m. Police said the Audi went over the guardrail, struck a tree and landed in a deep embankment, causing the vehicle to catch on fire. Investigators said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Two female passengers were able to escape from the car and were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Shawty Lo, whose real name is Carlos Walker, was only 40 years old. According to his Instagram page, he was at the Blue Flame Lounge late Tuesday night.
This has truly been the year of celebrity deaths. His demise only reminds us just how short life really is. As some of his friends mentioned they were just partying with him last night and now he is no more. Our prayers go out to his family during this trying time.