The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of one of its own.
E! News can confirm Shawty Lo, known for co-founding Atlanta-based rap group D4L, perished at the age of 40 in a fiery, single-car crash in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for the Fulton County Police Department tells E! News authorities received a call around 2:20 AM alerting them of the accident. The "Laffy Taffy" rapper, real name Carlos Walker, was ejected from the driver's seat of his 2016 Audi when he lost control of the vehicle, which overturned, hit two trees and caught fire. Shawty Lo was pronounced dead on the scene, E! News can report.
Two female passengers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The exact cause of the accident is still unknown.