A Filipino-American chef died after a vehicle being pursued by the police crashed into his car in Fairfax District in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Jeeves Tangonan, 37, chef at a West Hollywood hotel, was on his way home when a vehicle being chased by police crashed into his car at around 10 p.m, Tuesday, March 2 at the intersection of Fairfax Avenue and Third Street, according to a report by FOX 11 Los Angeles News.
The suspect’s vehicle immediately caught on fire after the crash.
Firefighters attempted to pull Tangonan out of the vehicle through the passenger side and again through the roof after his vehicle was stuck in between a tree and a wall of a bank, but he died at the scene, the report said.
The car chase happened after a 28-year-old man assaulted a deputy with a deadly weapon during a routine traffic stop.
The suspect was rescued from the flames before he was taken into custody. He is facing a number of charges including vehicular manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer.
The deputy who was involved in the initial traffic stop was also taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the report added.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Tangonan’s wife with the funeral expenses.
Those who also want to help may go to this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-for-jeeves-tangonan