Mets' Burgos drove SUV that slammed into women who later died, police say

Updated: October 2, 2008, 2:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- New York Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos was driving an SUV when it slammed into two women who later died of their injuries, police said.

Local police still were searching for Burgos on Wednesday.

Police Col. Eulogio Taveras said Josefina Minaya Martinez, 38, and Angely Fana, 29, were struck Tuesday evening by a new Hummer registered to the 24-year-old reliever in his Caribbean homeland. The women died at a hospital in Nagua, a town 112 miles north ...

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