Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car accident in Venezuela, per a breaking report by reporter Marcos Grunfeld late Thursday evening.

Castillo, a native Venezuelan, was signed to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012, then traded to the San Diego Padres in 2014. He was 22 years old at the time of his death. Valbuena was also a native Venezuelan who had played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Angels, respectively. He was a free agent at the time of his death. He was 33 years old.

Former LA Angels infielder Luis Valbuena was killed in a car accident with former Pirates 2B Jose Castillo.

— Marcos Grunfeld M. (@bvenezolano) December 7, 2018

The news of the death of Castillo and Valbuena was confirmed by BeisbolPlay’s Twitter account, which confirmed that Castillo and Valbuena died in a car accident, and that Carlos Rivero, another baseball player, survived the accident.

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Luis Valbuena & Jose Castillo: Baseball Players Dead in Venezuela Car Crash

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