TMZ.com reports that 22-year-old Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident hours after his start Wednesday night against the A’s.
A local news station, NBC25, has confirmed the report. According to TMZ: “Cops say someone driving a minivan blew through a red light, causing the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole. Three people were killed in the crash, including Nick.” The van driver reportedly fled the scene before eventually being apprehended, and has been charged with felony hit-and-run. The identities of the other victims have not been revealed, but TMZ reports that “one of the other men killed in the crash was also affiliated with the Angels organization.” Adenhart pitched six outstanding scoreless innings Wednesday night in only his fourth major league start. Rotoworld reports
Its always a sad day whenever anyone passes. So lets all please just say a prayer to his teammates, friends, and esp family that he left behind. Such a young soul to be leaving us. May all MLB teams take a moment of silence for him.