PITTSBURGH — According to reports out of the Dominican Republic, Pirates prospect Oneil Cruz was involved in a motorcycle collision Monday that has killed three people, and he is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Diario Libre reports that Cruz was in a vehicle that “was traveling ahead in the same direction, supposedly without any type of light and in the left lane,” striking a motorcycle that was holding three people. The crash occurred “after curfew.”
Reports came out Tuesday night that prosecutors are charging Cruz for driving under the influence, including by ESPN again. If found guilty, it could carry a sentence of five years.
Prosecutors claim they have gathered enough evidence to prove the responsibility to Cruz, which will be presented at a hearing Wednesday.
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