(FoxNews) – The actress who portrayed a pitcher in the 2005 remake
of “The Bad News Bears” reportedly died from injuries suffered in an
apparent drunk-driving related crash in California.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Sammi Kane Kraft, 20, was a
passenger in a vehicle that rear-ended a tractor-trailer about 1:30 a.m.
Wednesday near the Crenshaw Boulevard exit of the Santa Monica
Freeway, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The disabled
Audi Kraft was riding in was then struck by a Toyota Scion.
The driver, identified as Molly Adams, 21, of Santa Monica, was treated
for serious injuries at California Medical Center. The truck driver was
treated for minor injuries. Kraft was pronounced dead at Cedars Sinai
Medical Center from unspecified injuries, the CHP and a relative told
Adams was booked on suspicion of felony driving under the influence,
officials with the California Highway Patrol said.
Kraft portrayed pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer in "The Bad News Bears,"
reprising the role made famous by Oscar-winner Tatum O’Neal.