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Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed in accident


Latest story: Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed in car crash

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

Khtfuenc He died in the accident that occurred shortly after midnight at the intersection of Orangethorpe Avenue and Lemon Street in Fullerton, said Lt. Craig Brower of the Fullerton Police Department. Several witnesses told police that the driver of a red minivan ran a red light at the intersection, hitting a silver Mitsubishi carrying four people. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, authorities said. Two others were taken to a nearby hospital, where a third person was later pronounced dead, Brower said.

The driver of the minivan fled on foot shortly after the accident but was taken into custody on suspicion of hit and run when police found him a mile away, 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 involved, but there were no reports of any injuries.

Authorities said the intersection would be closed at least until noon as the investigation continued.


-- Mike DiGiovanna and Ruben Vives

Photos by Mark Boster and Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

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R.I.P. Nick Adenherat i wish i got to see you pitch i just wanted to let you know that i am devoting the rest of my baseball carrier to you and once again R.I.P

While I do understand why everyone's busting a gut over Nancy's comments, all of you naysayers have taken an article that was about the tragic death of Nick Adenhart and made it about discrimination, political correctness and prejudgment. How quickly we are distracted by the real issues and sent off on a tangent about something much less important and significant. Whether you like Nancy's comments or not, this is democracy people, so get back to what this is really about, Nick Adenhart.

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