Kory Wilson, who went by the stage name Kalyko, crashed his SUV head-on into another vehicle on April 9, taking the lives of 61-year-old Nazih Shtaiwi and his wife, 55-year-old Halla Odeh Shtaiwi.
The driver in a third car suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The accident happened on Interstate 75 north of Cincinnati.
Wilson’s blood-alcohol was almost three times the state’s legal limit of .08. No other drugs were found in his body, Evendale police Sgt. Doug Abrams.
“I just want y’all to know that was my friend that got killed last night,” he tweeted following the tragic accident, “And I was with him and I knew he was drinking and didn’t stop him.”
Kirkpatrick said he wasn’t drinking and was “just hanging out,” but knew Wilson “wasn’t able to drive and now he is gone. Rip.”
“Man I’m so hurt right now. bc I talk about drinking and driving all the Time and for me to leave him at that bar like that killing me,” he wrote, according to the station.
Wilson may have been initially heading in the right direction on the highway before making the decision to go south on the northbound lanes.
“Upon reaching the 13.6 [milepost], Unit #1 (Wilson) made a U-turn and for some unknown reason began traveling southbound on IR 75 in the northbound lanes,” according to the police report .
The rapper was born on a military base in England, according to his bio on his Facebook page. He moved to Cincinnati when he was 3, and started rapping when he was in elementary school. He started to perform on a regular basis in 2008.
The rapper’s songs include “Walk to Me,” “Get It” and “My Basement.” His “Walk to Me” music video has more than 35,000 views.