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Figured this deserved its own thread. Nick's identity was just released, so none of the media outlets have it posted yet, but it was announced during the local report on the Early Show.

Here's the article on the wreck itself:

3 killed in Fullerton car crash

RIP Nick.

EDIT: Announced by the LA Times: Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart killed in accident

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This is a sad day for the entire Angels organization and all of baseball.

He pitched extremely well last night. He had an incredibly bright future and long career ahead of him.

It's just terrible.

It's just not right.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Adenhart family and the Angels organization.

R.I.P Nick Adenhart

You are truly an Angel now.

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This is truly awful news, especially for such a young kid. It just goes to show how people's lives really can change in the matter of an instant. I definitely feel for his friends, family, and teammates. What a tragic way to die.

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If you believe in such things, he's probably pitching for some different club of Angels now. Entirely too sad.

With Paul Douglas managing and Bruce Bennett pitching.

I remember Dennis mentioning him in the chatroom last night, that he had pitched six shutout innings. That's truly sad, tragic, and awful.

I hope they string the guy up by his gonads.

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I hope they string the guy up by his gonads.

I do hope that they retool the drunk driving laws, because they're way too lax.

Kill someone in an at-fault accident - vehicular manslaughter

Drinking? - 1st degree murder

Leave the scene? - Special circumstance, death penalty eligible

It's just a shame that it takes tragedies like this to bring this kind of thing into discussion.

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A shame. My coldolences goes out to the Adenhart family and the famlies of the other 2 people killed in the accident.

As for the driver who caused the accident, I hope the person goes to jail for the rest of their life, especially if drinking was involves. The person killed 3 people and seriously injured another and to leave the scene on top of it well nothing more needs to be said.

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I hope they string the guy up by his gonads.

I do hope that they retool the drunk driving laws, because they're way too lax.

Kill someone in an at-fault accident - vehicular manslaughter

Drinking? - 1st degree murder

Leave the scene? - Special circumstance, death penalty eligible

It's just a shame that it takes tragedies like this to bring this kind of thing into discussion.

Coming home from the Angels game tuesday night I said pretty much the same thing. I think that if you've been drinking AT ALL you should be hit with a DUI. If you kill someone, life in prison and don't rule out the death penalty for those who have more than one DUI. Maybe it's a bit harsh, but IMO it needs to be done. SoCal has a huge problem with drunk drivers, I ran into three DUI checkpoints last weekend in Orange County so they're trying to do what they can. I just hope that people will look at Adenhart as the face of what can happen if you drink and drive. It's pretty morbid but maybe his death can be a wake up call to people.

BTW it looks like the A's Angels game is gonna be postponed tonight, which IMO is only proper.

My condolences go out to his family along with all Angels fans.

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I hope they string the guy up by his gonads.

I do hope that they retool the drunk driving laws, because they're way too lax.

Kill someone in an at-fault accident - vehicular manslaughter

Drinking? - 1st degree murder

Leave the scene? - Special circumstance, death penalty eligible

It's just a shame that it takes tragedies like this to bring this kind of thing into discussion.

I agree. The guy who killed Malik Sealy of the T-Wolves, who was driving drunk the wrong way down a freeway, has been picked up for DUI since. He's clearly a danger.

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This is really shocking, its crazy to think that just last night i was watching him pitch an awesome game and looking forward to his bright future, now its all gone because someone decided to run a red light. It truly is tragic, my thoughts nd prayers go with his family and the Angels organization.

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I hope they string the guy up by his gonads.

I do hope that they retool the drunk driving laws, because they're way too lax.

Kill someone in an at-fault accident - vehicular manslaughter

Drinking? - 1st degree murder

Leave the scene? - Special circumstance, death penalty eligible

It's just a shame that it takes tragedies like this to bring this kind of thing into discussion.

I'm sure the District Attorney's office will look at the available charges up to and including 2d degree murder which would be the harshest charge they can bring against the driver.

This situation is tragic. Just tragic.

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This is truly surreal. He pitched just last night, and had a good game going no less. I first heard the news this morning on the Angels' flagship radio station. A caller, who identified himself as a paramedic stationed at UC Irvine Medical Center, made the announcement of Adenhart's death, but the hosts hung up on him thinking it was a prank. No one less than five minutes later, we had the local CBS news on in the other room, and they reported about the crash in Fullerton. However, at that point, they didn't report the victims' names until the investigation was completed and the victims' families were contacted. I just knew almost right away that one of the victims was Nick Adenhart.

Like Bucfan mentioned, there have been a lots of car accidents lately here in the L.A. area, specifically hit-and-run fatalities. One example was a student at USC about a week or so who was ran down, and a friend who was with her, is still in critical condition.

Rest in peace, and condolences to the Angels and the victims' families.

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