ARTESIA (AP) — A man, a baby and a toddler were killed after their Jeep rear-ended a gas tanker before being hit by a car in suburban Los Angeles.
The California Highway Patrol says the 1 a.m. Saturday crash happened on State Route 91 in Artesia.
Officer Stephan Brandt says a 33-year-old Buena Park man was driving his Jeep with two children inside when he rear-ended the tanker, lost control and landed upside-down in oncoming lanes. A BMW then hit the Jeep.
The victims were later identified as Lavell Mann, 33; Legend Mann, a 9-month-old boy; and Logan Mann, a 3-year-old girl, said Lt. Dave Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
The man and children in the Jeep were pronounced dead at the scene.
Brandt says they were all properly restrained.
The driver and a 6-year-old girl in the BMW had injuries that were unclear.
Brandt says investigators are looking into whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.
A GoFundMe account was set up to benefit the victims’ families: https://www.gofundme.com/LavellMann
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