Angels Starting Pitcher Killed in Hit and Run Hours After the Game

This is a simple tragedy.

TMZ.com is reporting that Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident in Fullerton, California early this morning — hours after he pitched in a game last night.  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: Nick, another man and a woman.

Cops say the person driving the van fled the scene — but was later caught and charged with felony hit-and-run. The suspect is currently being treated for injuries in a local hospital.

We’re told one of the other men killed in the crash was also affiliated with the Angels organization.

Adanhart was awesome on the mound last night, pitching six socreless innings and striking out five with a wicked curve ball.  This is a tragedy not just for the Angels but for baseball and his family.  Two other people were killed in the crash, a man and a woman.  The other man was also affiliated with the Angels but his identity hasn’t been released.

Nick was 22 years old.

  1 comment for “Angels Starting Pitcher Killed in Hit and Run Hours After the Game

  1. Danielle Adams
    April 9, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Such a sad day.
    My prayers are with his family,friends and the Angels organization.

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