Nick Adenhart, Angel’s Pitcher Killed In Auto Accident

09 Apr 2009

TMZ is reporting that Angel’s pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a tragic hit and run earlier this morning just hours after pitching in last night’s game. A minivan that ran a red light plowed through the cars, killing three, and continuing on their path. To the assholes that took this 22 year old’s life : burn in hell. The sad fact is that even if convicted, they will only face 10 – 20 years for the crime. How is a speeding automobile any different than a bullet in the case of a death?

From 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: 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. 

Nick was 22 years old. 

FYI — Nick pitched his ass off last night, striking out 5 guys in 6 scoreless innings. His performance was hailed by sportswriters as a “brilliant effort by a 22-year-old right-hander making his fourth Major League start.”