Royals starting pitcher dies in auto accident

Yordano Ventura dies in a fatal car accident.



Royals Pitcher, Yordano Ventura falls to the ground during a game against the White Sox. photo courtesy of tribune news service

by Kate Jones, Social Media Team Member

Starting Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash Jan. 22 on the highway in early morning. He was 25 years old and was drafted into the Royals in 2013. He had a 38-31 pitching record. While in his Jeep, Ventura reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt when he crashed. Royals fans gathered at Kauffman Stadium Sunday night to hold a candlelight vigil for Ventura.