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More details from Yordano Ventura’s final night; police investigating speed as factor in wreck

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura attended a festival with friends on Saturday night in the Dominican province of San Jose de Ocoa before he traveled north toward Cibao in his custom white Jeep, which he bought after signing a five-year contract with the Royals before the 2015 season. Ventura died early Sunday after his Jeep crashed, destroying a guard rail, and he was ejected from the vehicle. Police say speed may have factored into the wreck.

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Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil

Infielder Christian Colon and pitchers Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy attended a candlelight vigil for teammate Yordano Ventura, who was killed in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic. The emotional gathering was held outside of Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, Jan. 22, 2017.

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Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil

Infielder Christian Colon and pitchers Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy attended a candlelight vigil for teammate Yordano Ventura, who was killed in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic. The emotional gathering was held outside of Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, Jan. 22, 2017.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil 2:24

Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil

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Five memorable moments in the career of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

Yordano Ventura through the years 6:01

Yordano Ventura through the years

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Star reporters remember the life of Yordano Ventura