Josh Hancock killed in car crash

this brings back terrible memories. my thoughts go out to his family and the team. unbeleivable that this can happen to the cardinals again. he was killed in a car crash last night. the game has been postponed. this is just unreal.

official release from the team:

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals were informed this morning by the St. Louis Police Department of the tragic death of pitcher Josh Hancock, 29, who was killed in an auto accident on westbound Highway 64/40 within the city limits.

Cardinals' Manager Tony La Russa informed Josh's father of this tragic event. Major League Baseball representatives have also been notified and tonight's 7:05 p.m. game with the Chicago Cubs has been postponed.

The Cardinals ask that all fans join the team in offering their prayers and condolences to Josh Hancock's family on this very sad day for the Cardinals and Major League Baseball.

as reported in the post-dispatch: Hancock's Ford Explorer slammed into the rear of a tow truck that was parked in the far left westbound lane shortly after 12:30 a.m.

Hancock, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene.