Skip to comments.Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed morning after start
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.
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
Prayers for the family and friends of all of the victims.
Gee. The driver of the minivan fled.
Hmmm. I wonder why?
RIP. May his family and friends find solace in God’s love.
Bummer. Prayers for his family, friends and team.
too bad he was probably one of “The Mas” Pelosi’s patriots (sarc)
My prayers are for them and their families. Horrible tragedy which occurs all too often. May God’s love and peace be with them.
But officer,I had to get these 35 workers in the van to
the meat packing plant by 7:00 A.M.
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.
The driver of the minivan fled.
Highly suspicious that the perp is unnamed.
If he is Amish it could be he didn’t want anyone to know he was driving
I pray that Jesus will help the family of the deceased ball player.
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?
CNN is reporting now that the name of the driver who killed him is Andrew Thomas Gallo.
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,
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