Rookie Angels Pitcher Dead in Car Crash

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 11:26 AM CDT
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart at his final game, last night.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car crash early this morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hours after the 22-year-old rookie delivered six shutout innings against Oakland, his car was sideswiped by a minivan running a red light. Two others in Adenhart’s vehicle were dead at the scene, and another died later at a hospital. The driver of the minivan fled on foot, but was picked up after a police search. Today's game has been postponed, the AP adds.