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MLB player Ronny García and his father are killed in a tragic accident

2024-04-23T15:07:52+00:00
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  • Astros prospect Ronny García dies.
  • It occurred in the Dominican Republic.
  • Two motorcycles collided.

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of a promising athlete.

Immediately, condolences poured in on social media for Ronny García and his family.

Some videos have been circulating online regarding the fatal accident involving the athlete and his father.

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MLB player Ronny García dies in crash

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Ronny Javier García, a promising Houston Astros prospect, lost his life in a tragic traffic accident that occurred last Friday on the Las Galeras Municipal District highway, in Samaná.

García, just 26 years old, was traveling with his father on a motorbike when they collided with another motorcycle driven by Bernardo Andújar, who also died on impact.

The fatal event occurred when García and his father were leaving a gas station in the community of Manuel Chiquito.

Despite receiving immediate medical attention at the Dr. Leopoldo Pou Hospital, none of the victims survived.

Houston Astros mourn the loss of a promising athlete

After the sad news was announced, the Houston Astros team’s X account shared a message about the late player.

«We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Astros prospect Ronny García. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.»

Traffic accidents continue to claim lives in the Dominican Republic, especially among motorcycle drivers, a problem that persists and causes concern among the public.

According to the latest statistics provided by the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (Intrant), in 2022, 2,921 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, of which 1,670 were traveling by motorcycle.

Mourning in the MLB

This means of transportation accounts for approximately 80% of road accident deaths in the country, mostly due to the lack of use of protective helmets.

Ronny García, in addition to being a talented young baseball player, had aspirations of shining again in the Big leagues according to Al Bat.

After spending time with the Houston Astros in the Minor League until 2023, García was currently participating in an Independent League, hoping to attract the attention of MLB teams.

During his career in the Minor League, García participated in 122 games, pitching 186.2 innings, with 71 earned runs received and 200 strikeouts, giving him an ERA of 3.42 and a record of 9-15.

Mourning on social media

His dedication and talent led him to Houston Astros Spring Training in 2022 and 2023, where he demonstrated his ability on the field, accumulating 2.0 scoreless innings and striking out three.

«We are saddened to learn of the death of Ronny García. Ronny spent part of three seasons with Fayetteville, always with a smile in the stadium,” said one user.

«He was a pitcher and a beloved teammate. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time,” the post continued.

«We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Tourists pitcher Ronny Garcia,» Ronny’s former team the Asheville Tourists wrote.

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