According to TMZ, Angels’ starter Nick Adenhart was killed in an automobile accident this morning:
TMZ has learned 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, including Nick.
It’s reportedly a hit and run, and the other driver is still at large.
Note: this is the only source that I’ve seen on this yet. Let’s hope and pray that it’s wrong. I’ll pass along any updates I can find as the story develops.
UPDATE: Other news sources are starting to pick this up, so it appears to be legitimate. Also, it’s now being reported that the driver of the other vehicle has been arrested. This is absolutely terrible news.
UPDATE: Another source confirms.