Fitness Community Mourns Popular Trainer, His 2 Young Children Killed in 91 Freeway Crash

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Friends and family are grieving the loss of a popular fitness trainer and his two children who were killed Saturday in a multivehicle crash on the 91 Freeway in Artesia.

Lavell Mann, his 9-month-old son Legend and 3-year-old daughter Logan were traveling westbound after 1 a.m. near Pioneer Boulevard in a Jeep when it clipped the rear of a gas tanker truck, struck a concrete barrier and overturned, according to the California Highway patrol. Mann’s Jeep was then hit by another vehicle.

Mann and his children were pronounced dead at the scene.

News of the 33-year-old Long Beach father’s death swept social media, with many expressing sorrow for Mann’s surviving wife, Niya.

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