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Oscar Taveras: St. Louis Cardinals Player, 22, Dies In Car Accident

Sun, October 26, 2014 9:24pm EDT by 6 Comments
Oscar Taveras Dead

This is devastating. Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, tragically died in car accident on Oct. 26 in the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, 18, died with him in the crash. So sad.

Oscar Taveras, one of the top prospects in the world of major league baseball, passed away on Oct. 26 from injuries he sustained in a car accident. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder was only 22 years old. His girlfriend was also killed in the crash that took place in the Dominican Republic, according to police.

Oscar Taveras Dead

Sadly, Oscar Taveras has died, USA Today confirmed.

Oscar and his girlfriend passed away after a car accident in the Dominican Republic. They were headed to his hometown of Sosua.

Details about the car crash are not yet known. However, rain may have had a role in the accident.

“We’re still investigating at the scene,” Lieutenant Junior Lopez Reyes of the Puerto Plata police told the outlet. “We’ve had some heavy rainfall here lately. It might have contributed to the accident.”

Oscar Taveras: Baseball World Mourns 22-Year-Old Cardinals Player

Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account tweeted their condolences to the late baseball player. “We mourn the passing of Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras,” MLB tweeted.

The baseball player made his Major League debut with the St. Louis Cardinals this season. He batted .239 in 80 games over the course of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Oscar in 2009 as an undrafted free agent.

He had 56 hits and three homeruns over the course of his career.

The team had intended on him to compete with Randal Grichuk for the starting right field position, according to USA Today.

— Avery Thompson

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