Grammy-Award Winning Songwriter LaShawn Daniels Killed In York County Crash

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YORK, S.C. — Grammy-award winning songwriter LaShawn Daniels was killed in a fiery crash in York County, according to the York County Coroner.

The accident was reported just before 4:30pm on S.C. 5 near Rock Hill.  Troopers say a truck that was driven by 32-year-old Jackie Moss, of Kings Mountain, traveled left of center and collided with a van driven by Daniels.  Both vehicles caught fire and Troopers say Moss and Daniels died at the scene.

Daniels wrote numerous hit songs for artists including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Whitney Houston and many more, according to his Wikipedia page.

Daniels won a Grammy in 2001 as a writer for the song “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child.  Daniels’ wife, April, released a statement via Instagram saying:

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member and friend Lashawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina.  A Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family.  We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy.  We ask that you respect the privacy of our entire family during this difficult time.