Rapper Shawty Lo killed in car crash - police
The rapper Shawty Lo has been killed in a fiery car crash in south-west Atlanta, police said.
The car struck a couple of trees and burst into flames before dawn on Wednesday on Interstate 285 near the exit to Cascade Road, Fulton County police corporal Maureen Smith said. No other vehicles were involved.
The driver was thrown from the car and killed, Ms Smith said. He was later identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office as 40-year-old Carlos Walker, who was known by the stage name Shawty Lo.
Two female passengers in the car were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with injuries that did not appear life-threatening, Ms Smith said. Their names were not immediately released.
In 2008, Shawty Lo was named MySpace Music Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. That year, his hit Dey Know was among the most-played rap songs on US radio stations.