Similar to when Darryl Kyle died.. against the Cubs, right on a game day. Sad.
I had the same exact thought when I read this.
The official story:
Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock was killed early Sunday in an accident on Highway 40 (Interstate 64), just west of Compton Avenue, authorities said.
Hancock's Ford Explorer slammed into the rear of a tow truck that was parked in the far left westbound lane shortly after 12:30 a.m. The tow truck driver, who was seated in the vehicle at the time, was unhurt.
He told police that his emergency lights were on, and that he honked his horn when he saw the Explorer approaching in his rear view mirror, but that the Explorer didn't slow down or swerve to avoid the collision.
At the time of the accident, the tow truck driver was assisting a motorist from an earlier accident.
As I posted on the MLB boards, the only time I ever went to Wrigley Field was for the Cubs/Cards game in June 2002. The game was delayed 20 minutes and we didn't know why..then we found out what happened to Darryl Kile.
Two guys in 5 years for the same team. You guys don't deserve that. Nobody does. Such a sad story, RIP Josh.