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Famous Grammy-winning songwriter Lashawn Daniels, 41, was killed in a bad car accident on September 3, 2019. Two people total were killed in the fiery head-on collision in York County, SC.

Lashawn won a Grammy in 2001 for best R&B song as one of the writers on the Destiny's Child "Say My Name" song.

Lashawn died when his van collided with a pickup truck driven by Jackie Moss Jr., of Kings Mountain. Jackie was also killed in the crash. The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 5 near the Catawba River.

Troopers said both the van and the truck caught fire after colliding and that both drivers died at the scene.

Troopers said the Ford pickup truck was traveling west on Highway 5 when it crossed the center line and hit the Ford van and a Jeep SUV that were traveling east.

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The driver of the SUV was airlifted to a hospital, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lashawn contributed in writing songs for Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson, according to his publicist JoJo Pada.

Lashawn's wife, April Daniels, released the following statement:

"It is with deep sorrow 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."

Some of Lashawn's credits include Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World," "It's Not Right (But It's Okay)" by Whitney Houston, "Telephone" by Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga, and the Monica and Brandy duet, "The Boy Is Mine."