Man accused of inappropriate conduct with Angola inmate dies in tragic accident

ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A St. Francisville man is dead after being crushed in the cab of a vehicle by a fallen tree, according to the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.

It happened at around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Danny Daniel, 64, died from his injuries after a tree fell lengthwise and landed on the vehicle he was driving. Daniel was at his barn, loading his truck just before the accident. After driving off, a large limb of the tree crashed directly onto the driver's side of the vehicle, crushing the cab of the truck.

Recently, Daniel was arrested and charged with malfeasance in office, after authorities said he was allegedly involved in inappropriate conduct with an inmate in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Daniel had been employed as a maintenance worker at Angola since 2007.

A passenger was in the vehicle with Daniel at the time of the incident and was uninjured.

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