Oscar-TaverasSad news in the sports world.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and one of the top prospects of the past several seasons, died in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic.

His girlfriend also died in the crash.

The Dominican newspaper Listin Diario said the name of his girlfriend is Edilia Arvelo. She was 18.

Oscar was heading from Jamao to his hometown of Sosua, near Puerto Plata in the Atlantic Coast of the Dominican Republic.

The cause of the accident is still unknown – though heavy rains are being blamed.

Our condolences to his family.

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Triste noticia en el mundo del deporte.

Murió en un accidente Oscar Taveras, el beisbolista de los Cardenales de San Luis.

También falleció su novia quien le acompañaba en el vehículo que conducía el jugador.

No se dieron más detalles del accidente – aunque por ahora se supone que la cause fue por fuertes lluvias.

Nuestro más sentido pésame para su familia.

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