Manslaughter case in Claudia Leatherwood's death goes to grand jury

The Leatherwood Family

The fitness community in Mobile is coming together in support of the husband and father of the victims in last Friday's deadly crash on Lloyds Lane.

Friends of Rosshiki Leatherwood say they feel his pain and sympathize with him. Leatherwood is the husband of Claudia Leatherwood, the woman who died in the car crash, and the father of their 2 children who were injured. According to a close family friend, the children, who were both in critical condition, are improving.

Now the Leatherwood's "second family" is joining hands in support. They say when one hurts, they all hurt.

"I looked on Facebook and I saw on my friend's post, 'keep Rosshiki in your prayers.' The moment I found out what happened my heart was broken," said Joshua Mosner, who's a close friend to Rosshiki Leatherwood.

Mosner says news of the accident sent shock waves through Mobile's fitness community. They all decided that they had to do something to help.

"Kind of affected all of us I know, you know I know with the benefit that I'm putting on Saturday, I have anywhere from 8 to 12 of the personal trainers and Mobile coming out to help me out," said Mosner.

He says Leatherwood, who's a fellow fitness trainer and Next Level Fitness on Springhilll Avenue in Mobile, has gotten him through some of the rough patches in his life.

"You know I was going to a tough time not too long ago and soon as I told him about it he was like man come see me let's go to dinner let's talk. You know and he's that person that will always bring you up when you're down," Mosner explained.

And as Leatherwood shows resiliency through the tough times ahead, Mosner says his fitness family will always be there to lift the extra weight.

"You were there for me and now it's my time to be there for you," said Mosner.

The benefit for the Leatherwood family is happening Saturday morning at 9 am at S.H.A.P.E. Training on Government street. There is no cost but a monetary donation of your choice will be accepted. For more information, click here.

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Toi Thornton is a Reporter. His Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism comes from Dillard University in 2014 and his Master's degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University in 2016. He previously worked as the Fox anchor in Lafayette, LA.

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