Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 10/5/11
Right hander Dustin Kellogg, who was the 34th-round pick for the Astros in the 2011 Amateur Draft, was killed in a car accident late Monday night according to the Associated Press. The 18-year old Kellogg died after his pick-up truck crashed with a freight truck in suburban Houston. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “He was a great kid with high energy and a lot of confidence, and performed well for us after signing,” said Astros' scouting director Bobby Heck. “This is a huge loss for everyone that knew him.” Kellogg was 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in six games for the Astros Gulf Coast League team. “We are deeply saddened by the news of Dustin's passing,” GM Ed Wade said. “Although he had only been an Astros player for a short time, we share the pain of his family. Our prayers go out to Dustin's loved ones.” Image by Bukowsky18 under the Creative Commons License.
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