Former MLB Pitcher Anthony Varvaro Dies in Crash en Route to 9/11 Event

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Published on September 12, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Former MLB Pitcher Anthony Varvaro Dies in Crash en Route to 9/11 Event

Former MLB Pitcher , Anthony Varvaro Dies, in Crash en Route to 9/11 Event.

NBC reports that former major league pitcher Anthony Varvaro was killed in a car collision while driving to a 9/11 memorial event in New York City.

Varvaro left Major League Baseball to become a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer in 2016.

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According to police and team officials, he was assigned to work at a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan when his vehicle was struck by an apparent "wrong-way driver." .

New Jersey State Police said in a statement that Varvaro was en route to the assignment at the World Trade Center ceremonies when his car was struck by a Toyota RAV4.

The RAV4 was going the wrong way on the New Jersey Turnpike Hudson Bay Extension East.

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The driver of the RAV4 was identified as 30-year-old Henry A.

Plazas, who was also killed in the crash.

According to police, it remains unclear why Plazas was driving in the wrong direction and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Braves, who Varvaro played four of his six seasons as a pro, released a statement after news of the accident broke, expressing the team's sorrow.

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The Braves, who Varvaro played four of his six seasons as a pro, released a statement after news of the accident broke, expressing the team's sorrow.

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The Boston Red Sox, his last major league home before joining the police force, also released a statement following news of his death.

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The Boston Red Sox, his last major league home before joining the police force, also released a statement following news of his death.

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Red Sox pitcher Anthony Varvaro, Boston Red Sox statement, via NBC.

We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Red Sox pitcher Anthony Varvaro, Boston Red Sox statement, via NBC


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