Angels' Nick Adenhart Killed in Hit-and-Run


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↵Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed last night in a hit-and-run hours after pitching six scoreless innings against Oakland, along with a yet-to-be-named member of the organization, according to TMZ: ↵
↵⇥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. ↵⇥

↵⇥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. ↵⇥

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↵Adenhart was considered the team's top pitching prospect and made his fourth career start Wednesday night. He was 22-years-old. We will provide any more details as they come ...
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↵UPDATE: The L.A. Times (an actual news source) is reporting that three of the four passengers in the Mitsubishi were killed.
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↵UPDATE II: From the AP, Adenhart apparently died in the hospital: ↵
↵⇥University of California, Irvine Medical Center spokesman John Murray says Adenhart died Thursday morning after undergoing surgery. ↵
↵UPDATE III: Here's some unfortunately timed metaphors -- from the L.A. Times Angels Unplugged blog two days ago: ↵
↵⇥Dustin Moseley, Nick Adenhart and Shane Loux aren't exactly the drivers Manager Mike Scioscia was planning to use in his projected early ride through April. He was thinking more of a smooth, sun-splashed trip in an open convertible with John Lackey, Ervin Santana and, hopefully, Kelvim Escobar alternating behind the wheel.
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↵UPDATE IV: AP has released photos of the scene, one of which can be seen above, with two more after the jump.
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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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