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slyinky
04-09-2009, 08:42 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/09/nick-adenhart-angels-pitc_n_185133.html

TMZ reports that 22-year-old Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run car accident early Thursday morning — just hours after pitching six shutout innings against the Oakland A's:

Cops say someone driving a minivan blew through a red light and hit the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in. 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.

We're told one of the other men killed in the crash was also affiliated with the Angels organization.

The AP's story on Wednesday's game — in which the A's beat the Angels 6-4 — notes that it was Adenhart's fourth major league start:

Angels rookie Nick Adenhart scattered seven hits over six scoreless innings and escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams. He struck out five and walked three in his fourth major league start.

Adenhart was born in Silver Springs, Maryland on August 24, 1986. The right-handed pitcher graduated from Williamsport High School in Maryland and made his major league debut on May 1, 2008.

Posted by Danny Shea
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=28653

JCMElway
04-09-2009, 08:44 AM
RIP. Seems like horrible news is more than plentiful these days. My thoughts go out to his family, and to all of the families hurt in the accident.

footstepsfrom#27
04-09-2009, 08:44 AM
Life is so uncertain...very sad.

jhat01
04-09-2009, 08:46 AM
Damn what a shame....Such a bright future.

socalorado
04-09-2009, 08:52 AM
The hits just keep on comin.....Such a bummer.

vancejohnson82
04-09-2009, 08:56 AM
unbelievable.....thoughts and prayers

DomCasual
04-09-2009, 09:02 AM
That's terrible. RIP.

Doggcow
04-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Boom, Outta Here.

(Was he the one that said that?)

Popps
04-09-2009, 09:07 AM
RIP. Seems like horrible news is more than plentiful these days. .

That was my thought, too. Maybe it's always been this way. It just seems like a lot.

521 1N5
04-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Boom, Outta Here.

(Was he the one that said that?)


Nah, That was Brett Myers of the Phillies.

BroncoDoug
04-09-2009, 12:49 PM
I hope they throw the book at this idiot in the van

jutang
04-09-2009, 01:03 PM
CNN mentions the mini van driver was a 22 yo male DUI.

rugbythug
04-09-2009, 01:14 PM
is the same game that guy got killed in the fight?

brncobrett
04-09-2009, 01:19 PM
sad...very sad....

HILife
04-09-2009, 01:22 PM
wow, silver springs, MD. That's like down the street from me.....I mean, if a street was 40miles long

Los Broncos
04-09-2009, 01:27 PM
****ing people should learn how to drive, that's just sad, first a fan dies at the game then a player.

DomCasual
04-09-2009, 01:32 PM
****ing people should learn how to drive, that's just sad, first a fan dies at the game then a player.

In this case, people should learn how to call a cab.

I'm so sick of drunk/stoned/texting drivers. I've had a few people I've known die by such in the last few years. It hasn't been anyone I've known all that well, thank God. But you see it, and your imagination starts running. It's sick, selfish, and so easily avoided.

crawdad
04-09-2009, 02:17 PM
Truly a sad story and a sad day for baseball and Nick's family and friends. It is a tragic, tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family! RIP Nick.

Hogan11
04-09-2009, 02:30 PM
Terrible :(

Pseudofool
04-09-2009, 02:34 PM
He got his first win last night. Six shut out innings. Very sad.

Los Broncos
04-09-2009, 02:44 PM
In this case, people should learn how to call a cab.

I'm so sick of drunk/stoned/texting drivers. I've had a few people I've known die by such in the last few years. It hasn't been anyone I've known all that well, thank God. But you see it, and your imagination starts running. It's sick, selfish, and so easily avoided.

I agree and I was just venting, drunk driving pisses me off as well.

Sorry about you losing someone you knew.

slyinky
04-09-2009, 02:57 PM
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20 yr old Cal State Fullerton student Courtney Stewart, the driver of the Mitsubishi Eclipse who was also killed.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2009/04/0409_courtney_stewart_ex2.jpg

The 3rd victim, 25-year-old Henry Nigel Pearson. According to reports, Pearson was a law student who wanted to be a sports agent.
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2009/04/0409_jon_facebook_03.jpg

The first mugshot of Andrew Gallow on the left is from an '06 arrest for being drunk in public. We also got our hands on court documents from his DUI, which was also in '06, in which Gallow wrote this haunting sentence:

"I understand that if I continue to drink and drive it may result in death or serious bodily injury to another person."

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2009/04/0409_gallo_mugshot_03.jpg

UPDATE: The middle pic of Gallow is his bloody mugshot from a March '07 arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct.

We've just obtained a photo of Andrew Gallo, who was driving the van that caused the accident that killed Nick Adenhart and two others.

Cops believe Gallo was driving under the influence and on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. He fled the scene and was arrested. Gallo could be booked on murder charges, along with vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run and felony DUI.

http://www.tmz.com/

DomCasual
04-09-2009, 02:58 PM
I agree and I was just venting, drunk driving pisses me off as well.

Sorry about you losing someone you knew.

Oh, I wasn't ripping on you. And fortunately, I didn't know them very well. Our friend's pregnant sister was killed with two of her children last year by a seventeen-year-old kid that had been drinking. It was a sad deal all around -for the family, obviously, because they lost basically four family members, in an instant. But it was sad for the driver, too. He was just a kid doing dumb kid things. He was a popular kid in school, a pretty good athlete, and a decent student - his parents were good friends with the victims. Now, he has to live the rest of his life with the fact that he did this thing. I feel for the kid.

DomCasual
04-09-2009, 03:02 PM
Hang the idiot out to dry. I can feel some sympathy for a kid like the one I mentioned above - someone who just doesn't consider the potential repercussions of his actions. But you do the same thing again and again and again, you should pay the price.

Los Broncos
04-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Oh, I wasn't ripping on you. And fortunately, I didn't know them very well. Our friend's pregnant sister was killed with two of her children last year by a seventeen-year-old kid that had been drinking. It was a sad deal all around -for the family, obviously, because they lost basically four family members, in an instant. But it was sad for the driver, too. He was just a kid doing dumb kid things. He was a popular kid in school, a pretty good athlete, and a decent student - his parents were good friends with the victims. Now, he has to live the rest of his life with the fact that he did this thing. I feel for the kid.

That is really bad, sorry again.

ro_50
04-09-2009, 03:22 PM
RIP to those that lost their lives and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family,friends and the Angels.

When are we in this country going to have stricter laws for idiots drinking and driving? Somehow, people in this country raise a ruckus when it comes to Vick killing dogs but things like this, why can't more be done?

That guy should have never been allowed to drive (I know he had a suspended license) but -- I just don't know what to say.

TDmvp
04-09-2009, 09:51 PM
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Totally heartbreaking ... Have the best game of your life with so much promise of a good future and be gone hours later ...

gunns
04-10-2009, 06:07 AM
He played here in SLC for the Bees. They will be honoring him with a moment of silence and wearing his number for the rest of the season. Such a tragedy. Time to start charging drunk drivers who do this with murder because that's what it is. It's a choice.

gunns
04-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Guy is charged with murder

Angels return to play with Adenhart on their minds
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)—Torii Hunter and John Lackey stood on the pitcher’s mound at Angel Stadium, each holding Nick Adenhart’s jersey, their caps off and heads bowed.

The rest of the Los Angeles Angels took their places along the third-base line, while the Boston Red Sox lined up on the first-base side. The pregame music went quiet and a hush fell over the red-clad crowd.

The Angels paid tribute Friday night with a moment of silence for Adenhart and two of his friends who were killed about 36 hours earlier in a car crash after being broadsided by a suspected drunk driver.

Andrew Thomas Gallo, a 22-year-old from San Gabriel, was charged with three counts of murder by the Orange County district attorney on Friday. He ran a red light in his minivan and hit the car carrying Adenhart and his friends, police said.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-angels-pitcherkilled&prov=ap&type=lgns