Angels’ rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart was among three people killed early Thursday morning when police say a minivan ran a red light at a Fullerton intersection, causing a three-vehicle crash.
The Orange County Register reports that the accident occurred at East Orangethorpe Avenue and South Lemon Street just after midnight. Two of the vehicles – one traveling on Lemon, the other on Orangethorpe – crashed at the intersection. Witnesses reported that the red minivan ran a red light, crashing into the vehicle Adenhart was in causing the car to slam into a light pole.
Anaheim Police arrested the driver of the minivan who fled the scene on suspicions of driving drunk and vehicular manslaughter. The driver had a suspended license for a previous DUI conviction. Adenhart was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange and died in surgery.
Hours before the crash, the 22 year old pitcher pitched six shutout innings with five strikeouts in a 6-4 loss to the Oakland A’s. Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s was cancelled. A memorial is planned for today’s game.
Comments about this post can be directed to Los Angeles DUI attorney William Weinberg at (714) 834-1400.