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Actress and athlete, Sammi Kane Kraft, dies in car crash


Sammi Kane Kraft, who starred in the remake of "Bad News Bears," has died in Los Angeles after a car accident early Tuesday morning, E! News reports.

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The 20-year-old, real-life athlete, who landed her role in the 2005 remake due to her baseball skills, was a passenger in an Audi that was rear-ended by a truck on the 10 Freeway, and then struck by another vehicle. Kraft was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors pronounced her dead.

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The driver, Molly Kate Adams, received treatment for moderate injuries, and was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving. In the "Bad News Bears" reboot starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kraft played Amanda Whurlitzer, the tomboy role made famous by Tatum O'Neal in the 1976 original film.

Oct 11, 2012 2:35PM
When will people start taking DRINKING AND DRIVING seriously?
We let these SOB's get away with it every single time....slap on the wrist and then those TURDS are back in court again!

Oct 11, 2012 3:04PM

If you go to a real news site and read the story it will tell you that the driver of the Audia (Molly Kate Adams) was drunk and rear-ended an 18-wheeler.

Anyway, RIP Sammi I loved you in this film as much as I did Tatum in the original. Such a shame to lose a talent like yours so soon.

Oct 11, 2012 10:47AM
What did being drunk have anything to with her getting rear-ended? I am being sincere, I would like to know, I am a little confused as to what actually happened.
Oct 11, 2012 4:19PM
I hope she Rip and my cvondolences to her family and friends 
Oct 11, 2012 11:15AM

As a long time rescuer and Paramedic in Pima County Az, I can asssure you drunk drivers kill innocent people way too often


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