Joseph Vavrosky ran from officers Tuesday night when OSP tried to pull him over on Interstate 5. Officers caught up with him near McAndrews and Biddle, they handcuffed him, and then he collapsed.
Brittany Anderson went through addictions treatment with the man she knew as “JoJo.” She said she missed a call from Vavrosky Tuesday night and remembers hearing all the sirens from her home just a few blocks away. She never thought it involved the man she new as a good father to his two kids or the friend who was endlessly supportive.
“Whenever I was struggling with something or I needed to talk to him about something, I could call him and he’d be there. He would be able to make me laugh in a time of despair,” said Anderson.
Vavrosky was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autoposy and toxicology report are expected to find out exactly what caused his death.