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York County SC

09-03-2019 | 5:30 PM | CATAWBA,SC On Tuesday September 3, 2019 a two-car crash claimed the lives of two people in Catawba, South Carolina. The crash was reported shortly after 5:00pm on SC-5 (Highway 5) just south of Cureton Ferry Road. South Carolina State Highway Patrol 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 on Highway 5. The York County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Lashawn Daniels, of Waxhaw, North Carolina died when his van collided with a pickup truck driven by Jackie Moss Jr., of Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

The driver of the SUV was airlifted to a hospital, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The van Daniels was driving was barley recognizable after the van burst into flames following the accident.

Lashawn Daniels was well known for penning songs for artists such as Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson according to Daniels publicist JoJo Pada. Daniels wife, April expressed her sadness in a statement after her husbands sudden passing. ” 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.”

Daniels was a native of New Jersey known by many as Big Shiz. He is known for writing songs such as You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson, “It’s Not Right (But It’s Okay)” by Whitney Houston, and “Telephone” by Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga. Recently he wrote a song by the now-iconic Monica and Brandy duet, “The Boy Is Mine.”

06-02-2019 | 7:45 PM | ROCK HILL,SC — The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that a trooper and suspect have been injured in an officer-involved shooting that occurred in York County on June 2, 2019.

The incident began near Mt. Gallant Road and Lexie Lane near Rock Hill around 7:45 p.m. Trooper Paul Wise attempted to stop the driver of a 2009 BMW for no safety belt. The suspect fled and the trooper began a short pursuit.

The suspect traveled south on Mt. Gallant Road, turning onto India Hook Road where he struck the gate at Camp Canaan Campground.

The suspect exited the vehicle and began firing at the trooper’s vehicle. The trooper returned fire, striking the suspect. Both were struck by the exchange of gunfire and were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Trooper Wise is assigned to Highway Patrol Troop Four, York County, and has been with the SC Highway Patrol since September 2016. He was transported to Piedmont Medical Center and is alert and in good condition.

The suspect Willie Bernard Wright, 27, of Gaffney, SC, was transported to Piedmont Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting is under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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