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Report: Yordano Ventura Was Not Wearing A Seatbelt During Car Crash

A new report says the Royals pitcher was not wearing a seatbelt when he was killed in a car accident.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 25.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore spoke with the Kansas City Star to discuss details of the accident.

According to the Moore, Ventura was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. As a result, he was thrown from his Jeep after losing control on a mountainous highway. The 25-year-old was reportedly driving through thick fog when his tires went off the road. According to Moore and eyewitness photographs, Ventura tried to get the Jeep back on the road, but overcorrected, causing the car to roll over.

Officials stated there was no sign of alcohol at the scene, and a toxicology report will not be completed for 21 days.

MLB players and Kansas City Royals fans mourned Ventura's death after the news broke on Sunday.

[Kansas City Star]