Pro Baseball Rising Star And Maryland Native Nick Adenhart Dies In Car Crash

A two-car hit-and-run accident resulted in three fatalities and possible murder charges, according to ABC Channel 2 News. One of the crash victims was 22-year-old Nick Adenhart – a rookie with the Los Angeles Angels who grew up in Maryland.

The fatal car crash occurred when 22-year-old Andrew Gallo ran a stoplight at an intersection, crashing his minivan into a car containing Adenhart and three others. Adenhart was rushed to the hospital but died during surgery. Two other passengers in his car died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the minivan fled the scene on foot, but was caught by police. Gallo could face vehicular homicide charges as well as hit-and-run charges.

Adenhart was born in Silver Springs, Maryland, and lived in Baltimore during the off-season. He attended Williamsport High School in Hagerstown and trained at the B.A.T.T Academy at Glen Burnie, Maryland.

In the season opener against Oakland, and the only pro game in which he will ever play, Adenhart threw six scoreless innings.