Jessica Bingaman, a 41-year-old single mother known as Jessie to her friends, has been identified by authorities as the victim in a collision that occurred during a Long Beach police chase that took place on May 7; five of her dogs were also killed.  Ms. Bingaman, a dog walker, was driving in her Ford Escape SUV with five dogs in the vicinity of 3rd Street and Temple Street on her way to a nearby dog park at roughly 11:30 a.m. Meanwhile, Javier Oliverez, 44, was being pursued by local police in a Nissan Van that was allegedly stolen. The van then reportedly ran through a stop sign and slammed into the SUV, causing severe damage and pushing it into parked cars. Ms. Bingaman and four of the dogs reportedly died at the scene and a fifth dog perished at a local pet hospital.  Oliverez, the alleged career criminal and gang member tried to flee on foot but was captured by police and was later arraigned on multiple counts, including vehicular manslaughter and five counts of cruelty to an animal.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

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