A man has been charged with murder after a crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and others.
Wired PR News – Authorities have charged a man with murder in connection to a recent car crash that resulted in the deaths of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Andrew Thomas Gallo was charged with three counts of murder in addition to drunk driving on Friday.
Gallo reportedly caused the crash by running a red light and hitting a vehicle carrying the baseball player and his friends. District Attorney for Orange County, Tony Rackauckas, is quoted by the AP as stating of the accident, “At the time of the crash, Mr. Gallo’s blood-alcohol content is estimated to be almost three times the legal limit.” He is further quoted as stating in a press conference, “This Angel and his two friends were too young to be sent to heaven but the defendant selfishly and recklessly (got) behind the wheel after getting drunk. They didn’t have a choice. Bad decision, blink of an eye, five lives ended, including the defendant’s life is wrecked.”
As noted by the AP, Gallo could receive 55 years to life in prison if found guilty of each charge.