Fatal West Compton car crash death of Asia Allen-Bookman – Obituary
In a tragic incident in West Compton this week, a man lost his life when the vehicle he was operating collided with a firetruck. The unfortunate incident occurred around 12:31 a.m. on Tuesday, when a Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Montae Cook, was speeding through the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Compton Boulevard.
The vehicle collided with a Los Angeles County Fire Department truck, resulting in a chain reaction involving three additional cars, as reported by California Highway Patrol spokesperson Angelia Gonzales.
The collision claimed the lives of the occupants of the Chrysler, a man, and a woman, who were pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, four firefighters from the firetruck sustained minor injuries and were hospitalized for treatment. Fortunately, there were no other casualties reported from the incident.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office officially identified the deceased man as Montae Cook, 27, and listed the cause of death as “blunt force injuries.”
The identity of the woman, aged 25, has not been officially released by the coroner’s office due to pending family notification. However, she was later identified as Asia Allen-Bookman by her sister, Tiffany Acker.
Contrary to initial reports suggesting a street race, Acker stated that Cook was being pursued by an ex-girlfriend shortly before the tragic crash.
According to Acker, her sister, Asia Allen-Bookman, had only met Montae Cook about two to three weeks prior to the accident. It is believed that they were returning from a video shoot and dropping Allen-Bookman off at her workplace when the incident occurred. During the drive, Allen-Bookman made a frantic call to a friend, informing her that they were being chased by Cook’s former girlfriend and urgently needed assistance.