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    Angels pitcher killed in car crash

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    nick_adenhartIt’s a sad day for the Los Angeles Angels, their rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people were killed Thursday when a minivan ran a red light and struck the car they were in. Adenhart, died in surgery at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, police said he was the passenger in the car.  Just hours before the crash he made his fourth major league start, throwing six scoreless innings in Wednesday loss to Oakland. No other members of the team were involved in the accident. A 24 year old man who was in the car remained in critical condition according to police.

    A preliminary test indicated the driver of the minivan, Andrew Callo, had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. “The Angels family has suffered a tremendous loss today. We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick’s family, friends’ loved ones and fans,” general manager Tony Reagins said.

    The silver Mitsubishi sedan Adenhart was in was broadsided at an intersection shortly before 12:30 am by a minivan that apparently ran a red light. The impact spun around both vehicles, and one then struck a third car, that driver was not hurt. The Mitsubishi struck a light pole. Adenhart was taken to a hospital, where he died, two other people were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the minivan fled the crash scene on foot and was captured a short time later.


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