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Gallo Gets 51 Years To Life For Crash That Killed Adenhart, 2 Others

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SANTA ANA (AP) — A construction worker who ran a red light and killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other people has been sentenced to 51 years to life in prison.

KNX 1070′s Mike Landa Reports From Orange County


Andrew Gallo was sentenced Wednesday following a hearing in Santa Ana in which he apologized to the victims’ family and friends. The 24-year-old was convicted in September of three counts of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Gallo’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when he T-boned a car Adenhart and his friends were riding in on April 9, 2009. A fourth person in the car was severely injured.

Just hours before the crash, the 22-year-old Adenhart had pitched six scoreless innings in a game at Angel Stadium.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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