Atlanta Rapper Killed After Car Rolls Over on Highway Ramp

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker died in a car crash Wednesday morning in Atlanta after his car rolled over and caught on fire.

Crash Confirmed as Single-Car Incident

Walker, 40, lost control of his 2016 Audi on the southbound off-ramp toward Cascade Road, hitting a tree and causing the vehicle to flip over and catch fire. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Walker was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

Two women who were in the car with Walker were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The crash, which police initially believed was a hit-and-run incident, occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Walker was the father of 11 children and had just dealt with the death of his father a few days before the wreck, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics 

The following statistics are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • In 2014, there were 32,675 people who died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • In 2014, 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014.
  • For those passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.
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