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Sport Report: Pirates prospect suspected of drunk driving in crash that killed three in Dominican Republic

05:26  23 september  2020
05:26  23 september  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Oneil Cruz, a top prospect in the Pirates ’ farm system, was the driver in a traffic accident that killed three people Monday, according to a report out of On Tuesday morning, a team spokesman said via email: “The Pirates are aware of the tragic accident in the Dominican Republic involving Oneil Cruz.

Team says Cruz is 'cooperating fully' with authorities; three people died in collision, according to Diario Libre.

Top Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a car crash that killed three people in the Dominican Republic on Monday.

Dominican prosecutors, according to a report from ESPN, allege that Cruz was under the influence of alcohol when the car he was driving hit a motorcycle in the Peravia province. Cruz, 21, could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

Reports earlier Tuesday indicated the crash killed all three people — a 23-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old — who were on the motorcycle and occurred after the country’s curfew.

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He drank numerous beers and a drink called a “fishbowl,” she said, and stumbled outside right before leaving the bar. His blood alcohol content was .239 and the legal limit to drive is - Staff writer Paige Gross contributed to this report . Rebecca Everett may be reached at reverett@njadvancemedia.com.

Wait reported that Culbreath had two suspensions on her driving record. According to the DMV, her license was suspended once in 2010 when she was 17 for excessive blood-alcohol Coroner Identifies 6 Victims In Diamond Bar Wrong-Way Crash . 6 Killed , 2 Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On 60 Freeway.

In a statement the Pirates issued to The Athletic Tuesday, the team acknowledged the accident and said Cruz is cooperating with authorities.

“The Pirates are aware of the tragic accident in the Dominican Republic involving Oneil Cruz. We have been in contact with Oneil and he is cooperating fully with the local authorities. We will provide an update as more information becomes available.”

Cruz, a 6-foot-7 shortstop, is the No. 3 prospect in Pittsburgh’s system according to MLB Pipeline. A hearing in the case is expected Wednesday.

a man wearing a uniform: Oneil Cruz is suspected of drunk driving in a crash that killed three in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Icon Sportswire) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Oneil Cruz is suspected of drunk driving in a crash that killed three in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Icon Sportswire)

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Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz involved in accident that reportedly kills three .
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