Very sad and awful news out of Anaheim today: TMZ is reporting Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was struck and killed in a hit-and-run car accident late last night.
Cops say someone driving a minivan blew through a red light, causing the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole. Three people were killed in the crash, including Nick.Authorities are blaming the three-vehicle accident on the driver of the mini-van.
Cops say the person driving the van fled the scene -- but was later caught and charged with felony hit-and-run. The suspect is currently being treated for injuries in a local hospital.
We're told one of the other men killed in the crash was also affiliated with the Angels organization.
The accident occurred just hours after Adenhart made his fourth-career start. The rookie scattered seven hits over six scoreless innings and struck out five batters.
Adenhart was 22-years old.
UPDATE II: The Angels have released their official statement.