Survivor from Adenhart accident improving
Passenger in car with Angels pitcher upgraded to fair
A survivor from the car accident that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart is improving.
The status of Jon Wilhite, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., was upgraded to fair last Thursday, according to The Associated Press. Wilhite is still in intensive care at the UC Irvine Medical Center, but he is not paralyzed and has been undergoing physical and speech therapy, according to the report.
Wilhite, 24, was a passenger in a Mitsubishi Eclipse in Fullerton, Calif., at around 12:30 a.m. PT on April 9 with Adenhart and two friends when a minivan went through a red light and hit the car. Adenhart, who had pitched six shutout innings against the Oakland A's hours before the accident, died in surgery later that morning. The other two passengers, Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson, also passed away.
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.