It is being reported that Mets minor league relief pitcher Ambiorix Burgos was driving a Hummer that hit and killed two women in Nagua, Dominican Republic.
Police are still looking for Burgos, who hasn't been seen since the accident on Tuesday. The two victims, "Josefina Minaya Martinez, 38, and Angely Fana, 29, were struck Tuesday evening by a new Hummer registered to the 24-year-old reliever in his Caribbean homeland. The women died at a hospital in Nagua, a town 112 miles north of the capital, Santo Domingo. "
In a statement released by the Mets, the team said, "We are extremely disturbed by the reports regarding the player's potential involvement in the hit-and-run accident that unfortunately killed two women in the Dominican Republic. We take this matter very seriously and have begun an internal investigation to ascertain the facts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the victims."
As you might recall, Burgos was arrested last month on assault and harassment charges against his girlfriend, who he threw to the ground.
Burgos has been recovering from a ligament replacement surgery in his pitching elbow, and last pitched in rehab assignment in August.
For more on this, please read DR police looking for Mets' Burgos after fatal hit-and-run