California: Molly Kate Adams killed her pal by rear-ending truck; charged with DUI death of Sammi Kane Kraft



Bad News Bears Remake Star Sammi Kane Kraft Dies in Car Crash at Age 20


This coming Sunday, June 8th, we invite you join our friend – and newest FBN host – Charles Payne in a 5k walk to honor his wife Yvonne Payne’s heart donor, Sammi Kane Kraft and her family.  Thanks to this courageous family, Yvonne has a second chance at life. Please support this cause by joining us in the walk and/or making a donation. Below are two links with all the details.

Sammi Kane Kraft killed in crash
From Los Angeles Times
A 20-year-old Los Angeles woman died early Tuesday after the car she was riding in rear-ended a large truck on the 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol said a preliminary investigation showed that the woman was a passenger in a 2007 Audi that was being driven by Molly Kate Adams, 21, of
Santa Monica “at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a freight truck-tractor combination” about 1:30 a.m.
The Audi was then hit by another car, a Scion, and both women were trapped inside and had to be extricated by firefighters.
The 20-year-old, who was not identified ….MORE

From LA Times:
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005’s “Bad News Bears,” died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20.

She was a passenger in an Audi that was speeding on the westbound 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. when it rear-ended a big rig and was then struck by another car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Kraft was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said her brother, Frankie Kraft.

Molly Kate Adams, the 21-year-old driver of the Audi, was treated for moderate injuries and arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving, the CHP said. The two other drivers escaped without major injury.

Kraft was discovered on a baseball diamond in Los Angeles, where her family had moved from New York so she and another brother could play ball year-round.

Fox Business contributor Charles Payne shared the amazing story of his wife’s heart transplant this week on FBN’s “Varney & Co.” Payne was sitting in for anchor Stuart Varney two weeks ago when he got an email from a longtime friend of his who offered the heart of his deceased daughter to Payne’s wife, who has long suffered from heart problems.

“She’s doing amazing,” Payne told Varney. “She has not felt this way — she was in so much pain, and she was so down and so depressed for so long. It’s literally a rebirth, Stuart.”

From CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES  — A 20-year-old Los Angeles woman was killed early Tuesday morning after the car she was in rear-ended a big rig on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the Jefferson Park area.

The woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of her family, was a passenger in the 2007 Audi that crashed into the back of a big rig just after 1:30 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway, east of Crenshaw Boulevard, California Highway Patrol officials said. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

The driver, 21-year-old Molly Kate Adams of Santa Monica, was treated for “moderate” injuries, then arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the CHP.

Both women were trapped for a short time in the wreckage of the car.

Authorities say a 38-year-old Chino man was driving the big rig at about 55 miles per hour when it was rear-ended by the Audi, which “was traveling at a high rate of speed,” according to the preliminary investigation.

“The Audi was then struck by a Scion as it remained disabled in the Nos. 3 and 4 lanes of traffic,” the CHP reported. “The two female occupants were trapped within the Audi, and had to be extricated by (the) Los Angeles Fire Department.”

The truck driver was taken to a hospital for a minor injury. The Scion driver was examined at the scene, but did not need to go to the hospital, the CHP reported.

Three of the five westbound lanes were blocked for a couple of hours while an investigation was conducted into the circumstances of the crash