St. Louis Cardinal Oscar Taveras, 22, dies. The MLB player allegedly lost control of his red Chevy Camaro while riding with his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, who also died, in his native Dominican Republic.
“We are all stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of the youngest members of the Cardinals family,” Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., said in a statement. “Oscar was an amazing talent with a bright future who was taken from us well before his time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends tonight,” shared DeWitt.
“I simply can’t believe it,” Cards GM John Mozeliak said. “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,” he continued.
Taveras just completed his rookie season as an outfielder, batting .239 in 80 games. He was looking forward to a promising career.
Check out Taveras’ celebratory photos in the gallery.