View Full Version : Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed in accident

ralph wiggum
04-09-2009, 12:51 PM

Angels' pitcher Nick Adenhart was among three people killed in a crash near Los Angeles when a driver ran a red light, an associate of the rookie player said this morning. The crash occurred only hours after the 22-year-old appeared in Wednesday night's Angels game.

The accident occurred shortly after midnight at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street in Fullerton, south of Los Angeles, said Lt. Craig Brower of the Fullerton Police Department.

Several witnesses told police the driver of a red minivan ran a red light at the intersection, hitting a silver Mitsubishi carrying four passengers. Two people in the Mitsubishi were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, authorities said. Two others also in the Mitsubishi were taken to a nearby hospital, where one was later pronounced dead, Brower said.

The driver of the minivan fled on foot, but police found him about a mile away and took him into custody on suspicion of hit-and-run, Brower said. Further charges are pending as the investigation continues, he said.

A passenger in the minivan was taken to Western Medical Center, authorities said. The condition of that person was unknown. A third vehicle also was struck, but there were no reports that anyone inside was hurt. Authorities said the intersection will be closed at least until noon as the investigation continues.

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04-10-2009, 12:48 AM
This was so damned sad. The local news coverage here has said that the van that hit him was being driven by a drunk driver. He had just pitched a great game.:(

04-10-2009, 04:56 AM
Very sad. The lowlife had previous DUIs and he license was suspended because of it. Would not surprise me if the guy is an illegal. Prayers to the family and friends.

04-10-2009, 10:14 AM
Would not surprise me if the guy is an illegal.

"Police arrested Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif., on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, said Lt. Kevin Hamilton of the Fullerton Police Department."

If he is, he's an illegal Italian.