SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Authorities in the Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant for New York Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos on charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that killed two women.
Prosecutor Raul Quiroz says Burgos is accused of abandoning the victims and fleeing the crash scene Tuesday, charges that can carry six months to two years in prison.
Police say the SUV registered to the 24-year-old reliever struck pedestrians Josefina Minaya Martinez, 38, and Angely Fana, 29, on Tuesday. They died later at a hospital.
Authorities say witnesses told them Burgos was the driver, even though his cousin has claimed to be behind the wheel.
The arrest warrant was issued Friday.