Cardinals Player Killed in Car Accident

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Oscar Taveras #77 of the St. Louis Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras died Sunday (Oct. 26) in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

The 22-year-old made his major league debut this 2014 season batting .239 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 80 games. Many remember Taveras for hitting a game-tying home run in game 2 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants.

The promising MLB player was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro on a highway in Puerto Plata. Taveras’ girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, 18, was with Taveras and also died in the accident.

The reason for the crash is still under investigation.

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a release:

“I simply can’t believe it. I first met Oscar when he was 16 years old and will forever remember him as a wonderful young man who was a gifted athlete with an infectious love for life who lived every day to the fullest.”

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Columnist Richard Roeper and ESPN’s Eric Karabell tweeted about the tragic loss of life.