LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A crowd of mourners including pet owners have gathered at a Southern California intersection to mourn a popular dog walker killed along with five of six dogs she was transporting when a motorist fleeing police crashed into her car.
Dog owners and friends of 41-year-old Jessica Bingaman held candles and sang at a Wednesday night vigil in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.
Police say officers were pursuing a stolen van Tuesday morning when it hit Bingaman’s vehicle.
Bingaman was pronounced dead at a hospital. Four dogs died at the scene and a fifth died at a pet hospital.
A police statement says the sixth dog was released from that hospital to its owners.
Police arrested a 43-year-old man for investigation of vehicular manslaughter and other allegations.
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