‘Ham is a great food’: Man who made ham packed into boxes dies in car accident

A man who made the “best ham I’ve ever tasted” for a car salesman died in a car crash, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Tuesday.

William S. Pfeiffer Jr., 61, of the city of Long Beach, was driving his Honda Accord on the Southridge Boulevard in Venice, the coroner’s Office said in a news release.

PFEIFFER’S FAVORITE FOODS His favorite foods include ham, chicken, pork, fish and chocolate cake, according to his website.

He is a retired professor of economics at USC and is a member of the USC Fisher College of Business and the L.A. County Chamber of Commerce.

The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday in the southbound lanes of Southridge Blvd., the coroner said.

He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Honda Accord, a woman in her 60s, was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s department said.

Pfeiffers family released a statement saying he had enjoyed working in the car industry and was a “very dedicated man.”

The crash closed the lanes for several miles and caused the crash reconstruction work to be completed, the statement said.

PFD officials were unable to provide a timeline for the repair work, but said the area remained closed to the public.