Shawty Lo, an Atlanta rapper, was killed in a traffic accident on I-285. The official cause of death was just recently released.
Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, known for the hit “Dey Know” died Wednesday in a crash the occurred on the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road.
Fulton County police reported that about 2:20 a.m., Walker, who was driving a 2016 Audi, lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The vehicle then overturned and caught fire.
Walker was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Two female passengers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. However, their condition was still unknown on Thursday.
It is unknown at this point if alcohol was a factor in the accident. However, before the accident, Walker had been at the Blue Flame strip club on Harwell Road. Several posts on his Instagram page referenced the club on Wednesday.
Initially, police described the crash as a hit-and-run. However, it was amended to being a single vehicle crash.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said that the official cause of Walker’s death was “blunt force injury to the head.” The official report is that the cause of death was accidental.
Hundreds of friends, family members, and fans of the rapper gathered on Wednesday along Donald Lee Hollowell for a vigil in the Bankhead neighborhood where Walker was raised.
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