Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart Killed in Car Accident
UPDATE: The driver of the mini-van has been identified as Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22,He is suspected of drunk driving
Los Angeles Angels Rookie starting pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, was killed last night, along with two others in a tragic car accident in Fullerton, California. Adenhart, pitched six scoreless innings that night and was with an Angels employee and another prospect college baseball player. The three were reported dead while another passenger in their car remains in critical condition at the UC Irvine Medical Center. The crash was a hit-and-run accident, in which the driver of a mini-van ran a red-light near Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street. The mini-van struck the car Adenhart was riding in and sent them into a lightpole.
The driver of the mini-van took off runing on foot, but the police later found and arrested him. The driver of the mini-van is being charged with felony hit-and-run. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have to go through this untimely and tragic loss. While the police investigation into this accident continues, one has to wonder if the driver of the mini-van was under the influence of alcohol.