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April 10, 2009

The Sad & Tragic Death of Angel’s Pitcher Nick Adenhart and Two Others … Killed by Hit & Run Drunk Driver

Posted in: Arrest,Crime,Deceased,Murder,Obituary,Sports,WTF

Another Drunk Driver Kills … This time the drunk driver had a suspended license due to what else, DRUNK DRIVING!!!


There is nothing worse than a life taken so young with so much promise and their entire life ahead of them. Actually, there is. When a life is taken by another in an irresponsible manner caused by drunk driving.

22 year old Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others were killed by a suspected drunk driver Thursday. According to police, Nick Adenhart was a passenger in a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse that was broadsided in an intersection about 12:30 a.m. by a mini-van that apparently ran a red light. Also killed in the crash was a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were killed, while a forth victim remains in critical condition.

Authorities identified the female victim as Courtney Stewart, of Diamond Bar. Police said she was in the driver’s seat. The 25-year-old victim was identified as Henry Nigel Pearson, of Manhattan Beach.

Another passenger, 24-year-old Jon Wilhite of Manhattan Beach, was in critical condition at UC Irvine Medical Center, although he was expected to survive, a hospital spokesman said. Wilhite played baseball from 2004-08 at Cal State Fullerton.

The driver of the mini-van fled the scene; however, was captured a short time later. The driver of the van was identified as 22 year old Andrew Gallo of Riverside, CA who was be booked on suspicion of murder, DUI and hit-and-run. Gallo was driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash due to guess what? You guessed it, a suspended license due to a drunken driving conviction. How many times must a predator commit a crime before they are deemed a danger to society?

Our prayers go out to the friends and family of Nick Adenhart and the other victims of the senseless crime. God bless and rest in peace.

UPDATE I: Murder Charges Filed Against Motorist Andrew Thomas Gallo

According to reports, At the time of the crash, Mr. Gallo’s blood-alcohol content is estimated to be almost three times the legal limit. The three people who died never had a chance with a menace like this on the roads.

A 22-year-old man was charged with three murder counts and drunken driving Friday in the crash that killed Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.

Andrew Thomas Gallo ran a red light in his minivan early Thursday and broadsided a car carrying Adenhart and three friends, police said.

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