April 29, 2007

Josh Hancock Killed in Car Accident

Tragic news today as former Reds relief pitcher Josh Hancock was killed in a car accident. From STLtoday:

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock was killed early Sunday in an accident on Highway 40 (Interstate 64), just west of Compton Avenue, authorities said.

Hancock's Ford Explorer slammed into the rear of a tow truck that was parked in the far left westbound lane shortly after 12:30 a.m. The tow truck driver, who was seated in the vehicle at the time, was unhurt.

He told police that his emergency lights were on, and that he honked his horn when he saw the Explorer approaching in his rear view mirror, but that the Explorer didn't slow down or swerve to avoid the collision.

Our hearts are with the friends and family of Hancock, as well as everyone in Cardinals nation. Cards-Reds games won't be the same without Snax.

The Cardinals' game with the Cubs tonight has been postponed until further notice.

5 comments to “Josh Hancock Killed in Car Accident”

  1. cardsrul says:

    thanks for your thoughts. Cardinal Nation is a sadder place today with Josh’s passing.

  2. BubbaFan says:

    Very sad news.

    Sounds like it was an accident waiting to happen – a truck parked in the leftmost lane. Nobody expects parked vehicles in the fast lane, and at night, it’s even worse. They should have had some police cars there.

  3. KC2HMZ says:

    First Darryl Kile and now Josh Hancock, both with the Cardinals getting ready to play the Cubs? That’s just bizzare.

    I was shocked to hear this news, but I can only imagine how Hancock’s family, friends, teammates, and the Cardinals’ fans must feel. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. May you find peace in the memories you cherish.

    John, KC2HMZ
    April 2007

  4. 🙁

    This sucks.

  5. Elle says:

    Snax will be sorely missed by many both in and out of Cardinal Nation. It doesn’t diminish the loss, but it is happy to think that after the hurt of being released by the Reds he did well with St. Louis and experienced the jubilation of winning the World Series before he passed.