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Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed morning after start
The Sporting News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2009 | The Sporting News

Posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT by jpl

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, who started in a home game against the A's Wednesday night, was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident in Fullerton, California, early Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.

The accident was cause by the driver of a minivan who ran a red light, which caused the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole, police said. In addition to the 22-year-old Adenhart, two other people died in the crash. One of the other people killed was also affiliated with the Angels organization, TMZ reports.

The driver of the minivan fled the scene but was later caught and charged with felony hit-and-run.

Adenhart struck out five batters in six scoreless innings Wednesday. The rookie righthander did make three starts for the Angels last year, posting a 1-0 record with a 9.00 ERA.

Adenhart was called up from AAA ball this season after injuries to Angels pitchers John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar.


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Wow, what a horrible tragedy. My condolences to his friends and family, as well as everyone in the L.A. Angels organization.
1 posted on 04/09/2009 8:48:13 AM PDT by jpl
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Ditto.


2 posted on 04/09/2009 8:51:18 AM PDT by Enterprise (I went to America and all I got were some DVDs and little helicopters.)
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To: jpl
..dear Jesus

I watched the kid last night--he would have had a great future

The driver of the minivan fled on foot, but police found him about a mile away and took him into custody on suspicion of hit-and-run

3 posted on 04/09/2009 8:53:01 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: jpl

Prayers for the family and friends of all of the victims.


4 posted on 04/09/2009 8:53:08 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you were arrested & charged with defending the Constitution, could a conviction be obtained?)
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To: jpl

Gee. The driver of the minivan fled.

Hmmm. I wonder why?


5 posted on 04/09/2009 8:55:51 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrats want nationalized health care? I'll take the coverage Congress has. Nothing less.)
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To: jpl

RIP. May his family and friends find solace in God’s love.


6 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:03 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: jpl

Bummer. Prayers for his family, friends and team.


7 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: jpl

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/prospects/y2009/profile.jsp?t=p_top&pid=444440


8 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jpl

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2225632/posts


9 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:42 AM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: VeniVidiVici

too bad he was probably one of “The Mas” Pelosi’s patriots (sarc)


10 posted on 04/09/2009 8:56:58 AM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: jpl

My prayers are for them and their families. Horrible tragedy which occurs all too often. May God’s love and peace be with them.


11 posted on 04/09/2009 9:00:48 AM PDT by Jvette
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Just ridiculous...no doubt illegal Canadians!
12 posted on 04/09/2009 9:01:02 AM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: stan_sipple

But officer,I had to get these 35 workers in the van to
the meat packing plant by 7:00 A.M.


13 posted on 04/09/2009 9:12:33 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: jpl; All

The Angels, for some reason have more active players killed over their history than other major league team during the same time frame, I believe. Just a matter of bad luck, I’d suppose.


14 posted on 04/09/2009 9:13:51 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: VeniVidiVici

The driver of the minivan fled.

Highly suspicious that the perp is unnamed.


15 posted on 04/09/2009 9:15:30 AM PDT by wita
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To: VeniVidiVici

If he is Amish it could be he didn’t want anyone to know he was driving


16 posted on 04/09/2009 9:17:33 AM PDT by grjr21
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I wonder if the hit and run driver is an illegal.

I pray that Jesus will help the family of the deceased ball player.

17 posted on 04/09/2009 9:18:54 AM PDT by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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The driver of the minivan fled the scene but was later caught and charged with felony hit-and-run.

Hmmmm...This is what typically occurs when illegal aliens cause collisions...They just leave the scene, while people and their children are left screaming in agony.

The above scenario occurs daily in the southwest

I wonder why they didn't reveal the ID of the driver that caused this?

18 posted on 04/09/2009 9:19:24 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

CNN is reporting now that the name of the driver who killed him is Andrew Thomas Gallo.


19 posted on 04/09/2009 9:21:52 AM PDT by jpl (Help us Obambi Wan Kenobi, you're our only dope.)
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Very brutal accident

This is now being picked up by multiple news agencies, yet not one of them have revealed who the at fault driver was.

The three dead were in a gray Mitsubishi, which slammed into a light pole after the van struck it, Brower said.

Two people in the car died instantly and Adenhart died at the hospital a short while later.

A fourth occupant is in critical condition at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange,

20 posted on 04/09/2009 9:24:49 AM PDT by dragnet2
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The suspect driver fled on foot....Generally when someone does this, the vehicle isn't registered to them, can't be traced back to them, they have no insurance, no license etc.....Happens all the time...Every hour actually.

When legit joe or jane citizens are involved in a collision, the law is going to know exactly who the registered owner is if the driver flees ...Generally when a citizen flees the scene, the only thing they can come up with is, "My car was stolen".

The driver of this vehicle, is done.

21 posted on 04/09/2009 9:31:00 AM PDT by dragnet2
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I wonder if the hit and run driver is an illegal.

I think that it's a pretty good bet, since:

1) It's SOP for illegals to flee the scene of a car accident on foot.

2) More damning, is the fact the article doesn't ID the offender.

22 posted on 04/09/2009 9:34:05 AM PDT by wbill
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To: jpl

I’ll bet the perp’s name is something like Paddy Schwartz. /s


23 posted on 04/09/2009 9:36:04 AM PDT by RatRipper (Opposing the leftists for my family, my friends, and for me.)
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Here ya go:

"The driver of the van that apparently ran the red light, Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, fled the scene, according to police. Gallo, of Riverside, was later arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. The passenger in the van, Raymond Alexander Rivera, 21, was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim with minor injuries, according to Fullerton officer Laura Markoski.

sw

24 posted on 04/09/2009 9:38:19 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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To: VeniVidiVici

“Gee. The driver of the minivan fled.

Hmmm. I wonder why?”

It’s called ‘Illegal Alien Insurance’. Crash the ride? Run and Hide!


25 posted on 04/09/2009 9:38:23 AM PDT by Be_Politically_Erect (All Along The Watchtower.)
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To: jpl

CNN is reporting now that the name of the driver who killed him is Andrew Thomas Gallo.


Sounds like he had a few bottles of Gallo a bit earlier.


26 posted on 04/09/2009 9:39:01 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Security sucks. I want my freedom back.)
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I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but about 3 years ago here in the Chicago area there was a big story about a deranged female nude dancer who decided to try commit suicide by driving 75 MPH on a busy suburban main thoroughfare. She blew a stop light on purpose and t-boned a car carrying 3 or 4 very talented young men, mostly musicians, who worked together in a music store. All the young men were killed, but the deranged stripped only suffered a broken ankle. This piece of human excrement only served 2 and half years in jail, and is now out walking around. Why do the guilty always seem to survive to enjoy another day of sunshine , while their talented victims are with us no more?
27 posted on 04/09/2009 9:41:37 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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Don't know if Gallo is illegal, but I'd bet he is hispanic.

sw

28 posted on 04/09/2009 9:42:29 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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The driver who allegedly fled the scene on foot was caught, arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run...

I'm hearing the driver was found drunk in nearby Anaheim.

29 posted on 04/09/2009 9:42:55 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: spectre

Lost the bet


30 posted on 04/09/2009 9:44:03 AM PDT by RatRipper (Opposing the leftists for my family, my friends, and for me.)
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To: Lockbar

I have never understood why the penalty for killing someone while driving drunk is so light. The car is being used the same way a gun is.....


31 posted on 04/09/2009 9:54:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: WalterSkinner
Since no one has said this, I suspect he is another illegal alien with a fake drivers license.
32 posted on 04/09/2009 10:00:04 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: dragnet2

One of the vehicles, a gray Mitsubishi, slammed into a power pole, Brower said. Two of its passengers were dead at the scene, he said. The other two were transported to UC Irvine Medical Center, where a third later died. The remaining passenger was in critical condition, Brower said.

Murray said Adenhart underwent surgery and died at the hospital, but did not know if he died during or after the procedure.

A passenger in the minivan was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, Brower said. The third vehicle sustained minor damage, and its driver was unhurt, he said. Police did not identify any of the dead.

The minivan’s driver fled the scene and was later arrested, Brower said. Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of Riverside will face charges of manslaughter, felony driving under the influence and hit-and-run, he said.


33 posted on 04/09/2009 10:07:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I have never understood why the penalty for killing someone while driving drunk is so light. The car is being used the same way a gun is.....

liberal hypocrisy

If Guns Were Treated Like Cars

http://www.mcsm.org/guncars.html

35 posted on 04/09/2009 10:53:36 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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Humph! I just now saw his photo on CNN...Looks Hispanic to me.

sw

36 posted on 04/09/2009 11:16:55 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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Do you happen to have a link to that photo by any chance?

I'm starting to wonder now if Andrew Thomas Gallo is truly his real name.

37 posted on 04/09/2009 11:27:19 AM PDT by jpl (Help us Obambi Wan Kenobi, you're our only dope.)
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Hard to tell sometimes from the name only. Who would have thought Richard Reid was a radical muzzie just by his name?

An then Gov. Bill Richardson comes to mind . . .


38 posted on 04/09/2009 11:29:53 AM PDT by RatRipper (Opposing the leftists for my family, my friends, and for me.)
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Sorry, I haven't seen it on the internet yet.

But he is Hispanic.

39 posted on 04/09/2009 11:32:51 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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tmz.com

We just got photos of Courtney Stewart, the driver of the Mitsubishi Eclipse in the fatal crash which killed Nick Adenhart. Sadly, she also passed away.


40 posted on 04/09/2009 11:40:13 AM PDT by maggief
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In this image provided by the Fullerton Police Department on Thursday, April 9, 2009, Andrew Gallo, 22, of Riverside, Calif. is shown. Police say, Gallo was driving a minivan that collided with a vehicle, killing three, including which Los Angeles Angels baseball player Nick Adenhart, and critically injuring another, early Thursday, April 9, 2009, in Fullerton, Calif. Gallo fled the scene but was arrested a half-hour later for investigation of felony hit-and-run driving. He could face charges including vehicular manslaughter or possibly murder, police Lt. Kevin Hamilton said.

41 posted on 04/09/2009 11:44:08 AM PDT by maggief
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Good find, fluffs!

I can't tell if he looks like a skin head or is just clean cut...:)

sw

42 posted on 04/09/2009 11:50:08 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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Oh dear. She was totally gorgeous. What a waste.

sw

43 posted on 04/09/2009 11:51:35 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ("Never give in, Never give in, Never give in" Winston Churchill)
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It would have been a waste even if she weren’t “totally gorgeous”.


44 posted on 04/09/2009 12:46:40 PM PDT by newsbuff
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To: Lockbar
That's almost the plot of the Tarantino flick Grindhouse: Death Proof.

Fascinating little film, but only as fiction. Sickening to think someone actually did it.

45 posted on 04/09/2009 12:59:22 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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Prior mugshot along side current...


46 posted on 04/09/2009 1:49:13 PM PDT by maggief
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RIP.


47 posted on 04/09/2009 5:22:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dragnet2

“Hmmmm...This is what typically occurs when illegal aliens cause collisions...They just leave the scene, while people and their children are left screaming in agony.”

That’s what happened to me once. I was rear-ended and shoved into the car in front of me. I had three children under the age of 5 in my car and we couldn’t get the doors open. Both cars fled the scene, leaving me to crawl out of my car and pull my screaming toddlers out.

The insurance company told me they wouldn’t have believed my story except that there were witnesses to the double hit and run.


48 posted on 04/09/2009 5:50:18 PM PDT by Melian ("Now, Y'all without sin can cast the first stone." ~H.I. McDunnough)
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I wish nothing but torment upon this guy. He’s a useless piece of shit and deserves the death penalty after 10 of agonizing ass rape in prison. Because of him 3 young lives are gone.


49 posted on 04/09/2009 5:57:06 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (Pray for America)
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9.0 ERA. Doesn’t look real good, but he probably pitched one inning, gave up one run.


50 posted on 04/09/2009 6:10:18 PM PDT by DaGman
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