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Cardinals slugger Oscar Taveras dies in a car crash near Sosua

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Funeral services are being planned for Oscar Taveras in his hometown in the Dominican Republic following his death in a weekend car crash.

The young St. Louis Cardinals prospect is to be buried Tuesday in Sosua. Among those expected are Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and teammates Yadier Molina and Carlos Martinez.

The 22-year-old Taveras was killed along with 18-year-old girlfriend Edilia Arvelo when his 2014 Chevy Camaro ran off the road between Sosua and Caberete. Taveras did not have ID on him at the time of his death, but was later identified by his relatives.

As reported in Diario Libre, the accident occurred around 7:30pm on the Sosua-Cabarete highway as they were returning from an outing in Jamao, Espaillat province.

As reported, the two were dead on arrival at the Centro Medico Cabarete.

A wake is being held at the Blas Blass funeral home in Puerto Plata today, Monday, 27 October 2014.

Taveras would have played for the Aguilas Cibaenas in the professional baseball league.

Taveras played with St. Louis this season and ended with a batting average of .239 with three home runs and 22 runs batted in.

A funeral for Arvelo was held Monday in her hometown of Moca.

Highway police spokesman Col. Diego Pesqueira says the road was wet from a recent rain but the cause of the crash is under investigation. An autopsy was done Monday but results weren’t available.

Source:, DR1

Ejecutivos de los Cardenales de San Luis asisten al sepelio de Oscar Taveras en Sosúa

En medio de una gran demostración de duelo y un mar humano sepultan en Sosúa al pelotero Oscar Taveras

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