More than 1,500 students from Trabuco Hills High School in Mission Viejo sat quietly, some brushing away tears, during a school assembly this week that featured a mock car accident scene and special guest Jon Wilhite, the sole survivor of the 2009 DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two other friends.
A drunk driver who ran a red light struck the car Adenhart, Wilhite and the two friends were riding in Fullerton eight years ago. Adenhart had just pitched six scoreless innings for the Angels before the crash. In an emotional speech, Wilhite told Trabuco Hills students he still doesn’t remember the crash, but thinks daily about the friends he lost.
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