Beloved Pro Athlete Killed, 2 Others Injured In Bloody Accident; Requesting Prayers

November 06, 2018

There has been some heartbreaking news that has come in recently. A professional athlete has died, and two others were left injured after a terrible car crash.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep everyone in their thoughts and prayers as the families go through this difficult time. Fans have reached out through multiple social media platforms sharing their condolences to the family. Other fellow athletes have also reached out.

On Saturday, November 3, the Cincinnati Reds made a heartbreaking announcement. One of their minor league pitchers was killed and two of his teammates were injured in a terrible crash while they were in the Dominican Republic.

Pitcher Jairo Capellán, 19, was killed in a car crash that morning. His teammate, pitcher Raul Hernandez, 19, was listed in critical condition at the hospital, while outfielder Emilio Garcia, 19, was in stable condition. The Reds did not release any details about their injuries.

"Jairo was a talented young pitcher with a bright future who was taken from us much too soon," Reds Latin America field coordinator Joel Noboa said, according to "ESPN." "He will be missed by everyone who knew him -- his teammates, coaches, and our Dominican Academy staff."

Capellán made his professional debut with the Reds' rookie-level team, according to "MSN." Garcia and Hernandez also played on the same team in the Dominican Summer League.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.