Rapper Shawty Lo killed in fiery crash

Shawty Lo performs at ASCAP's 21st Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 23, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Shawty Lo performs at ASCAP's 21st Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 23, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, GA – An Atlanta rapper was killed in a fiery crash early Wednesday morning, WSB-TV reports.

According to Fulton County police, Carlos Walker, aka Shawty Lo, crashed his 2016 Audi over a guardrail at approximately 2:52 a.m. The car hit several trees and caught fire.

Police told WSB-TV that the 40-year-old rapper was ejected from his vehicle and died from injuries sustained in the crash at the scene.

There were two women passengers in the car, and they suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The rapper’s manager confirmed the news to WSB-TV, and a statement was tweeted out from his account.

Shawty Lo founded the group D4L in 2003; they’re best known for hits “Laffy Taffy” and “Scotty.”

In 2007, Shawty Lo released the single “Dey Know” which was a huge hit.