Renowned ‘Fat Duck’ Chefs Killed in Hong Kong Car Crash

Chefs and food connoisseurs from across the globe are in shock this morning.

CNN reports two visiting chefs from Heston Blumenthal’s famous British restaurant, The Fat Duck, were killed in a terrible car crash this week. Jorge Ivan Arango Herrera and Carl Magnus Lindgren lost their lives when a bus was traveling downhill hit two cars causing the their taxi to crash into another bus.

“They were both senior members and great and dear friends,” according to a statement by The Fat Duck. “Two uniquely talented young chefs that were loved by everyone who worked with them. They will be sadly and deeply missed.”

The news outlet says:

In addition to the three deaths, 56 people were injured, including the driver of the other bus, a baby and a 90-year old, according to police.

The driver of the first bus was arrested for dangerous driving that resulted in death and was released after posting HK $5,000 (US$645) bail, according to a police spokesman.

The operations head of the bus company, New World First Bus, cited security video recordings as showing its driver fainted and that the bus went out of control for more than 10 seconds, according to South China Morning Post.

As the investigation continues, VIBE sends it prayers to the victims families.