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April 9th, 2009, 09:09 AM
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Williamsport High School graduate Nick Adenhart, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, died early this morning in a car accident in Fullerton, California, according to a family member.

Three people were killed in the crash and another person was seriously injured.

Authorities are blaming the three-vehicle accident on a motorist in a mini-van who ran a red light at East Orangethorpe Avenue and South Lemon Street.

Authorities say the driver of the van fled the scene, was later captured and charged with felony hit-and-run.

A gray Mistubishi, hit by the van, slammed into a light pole.

Two of the occupants in the Mitsubishi were declared dead at the scene and a third died just after 6 a.m. on Thursday.

A fourth occupant is at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange in critical condition.

Adenhart took to the mound on Wednesday night for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The 22-year old right-hander was the starting pitcher at a game opposite the Oakland Athletics.
It is unclear if Adenhart was killed immediately or died after being transported from the scene.

A passenger from the van was taken to Western Medical Center in Anaheim with minor injuries.

A third vehicle, which was stopped in the intersection at the time of the accident, was also involved but the driver was seriously hurt.

The rookie made 3 starts for the Angels last year going 1-0 with an ERA of 9.

He was then re-assigned to AAA Salt Lake where he posted an ERA of over 7 this season.

He was expected to begin the year in AAA but had a strong spring and injuries to Angels Pitchers John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar opened up a spot for Adenhart to prove himself.

Adenhart made his major league debut on May 1, 2008 in a 15-8 loss to Oakland and lasted only two-plus innings.

He was tagged for five runs and three hits but didn't receive a decision.

(williamsport is 10 minutes from me, where DH's siblings go to school)
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April 9th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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That is so sad.
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I heard that yesterday it's so sad.
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