Author Topic: Royals Yordano Ventura and former MLB player Andy Marte die in car accidents  (Read 466 times)

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Offline GuyFromCO

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Very sad to hear. RIP

Offline EdStroud

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Ventura is believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash, according to ESPN’s Cristian Moreno.

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Ventura is believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash, according to ESPN’s Cristian Moreno.

So was Marte, allegedly.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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It's a rather odd coincidence that Marte's last game was a PH appearance against Kansas City in a game Ventura started. 

Some player reactions here http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article128085009.html and here http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/gallery/mlb-players-react-yordano-ventura-andy-marte-accident-012217.

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There is a disturbing report out of the Dominican Republic, yet to be confirmed by police, but in wide circulation thanks to a series of tweets from Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez. The report: that looters encountered a still alive Yordano Ventura after his automobile accident, robbing of him his World Series ring and other possessions, before leaving him to die.

The report comes from Dominican Republic journalist Euri Cabral, who made the claim on a radio station. His comments were picked up by Martinez, who tweeted about it in Spanish. The tweets, collected and translated by the Royals Review blog:
“How outrageous to know that a life like Yordano’s could have been saved had it not been that they looted him the way he was looted . . . Now it is more painful to know that Yordano remained alive after the accident and instead of someone to help him, they robbed him and let him die . . . I hope an investigation will be carried out, because if there is any specific evidence of this, I would feel a great deal of shame for my country.”

As for the state of details which are currently confirmed, Rustin Dodd and Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star report that Ventura crashed his Jeep after leaving an annual festival, losing control and hitting a guardrail in a mountainous area in foggy conditions. Ventura was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and was ejected from the vehicle.

Ventura’s family is said to be pushing for further investigation and clarification as to Cabral’s claims. We will obviously followup with anything Dominican authorities say on the matter.

-NBC Sports

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Offline skippy1999

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Truly horrific, I really hope for his family's sake that is not true :(