YORK COUNTY, SC – (WIAT & CNN) – The York County Coroner in South Carolina confirmed Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Lashawn Daniels, died in a wreck on Tuesday. And now more details on the tragic incident have been released.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. the wreck happened on S.C. 5 East of Rock Hill.
Authorities say a truck, driven by 32-year-old Jackie Dean Moss of Kings Mountain, and a van, driven by Daniels, were both involved in the crash and caught fire.
The Coroner says both Moss and Daniels died at the scene.
Officials say a pick-up truck driving West on South Carolina Highway 5 “traveled left of center” and hit the two vehicles driving in the opposite direction.
Lashawn Daniels, who is known in the music industry as ‘Big Shiz’, was credited as a writer for hit songs for many artists, including, Brandy, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Whitney Houston. He also worked on songs with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige.
He won a Grammy in 2001 for best R&B song as a writer on “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child.
“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,” his wife April said in an Instagram post-Wednesday.
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy.”
Lashawn Daniels was 41. He leaves behind his wife April of 20 years and 3 sons, Omarr, Tahshon & Jett.