Sammi Kane Kraft dies in car crash

Updated: October 11, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- Sammi Kane Kraft, whose baseball skills earned her the role of a youth league pitcher in the 2005 remake of "The Bad News Bears," died in a Los Angeles car crash. She was 20.

Kraft was a passenger in an Audi that rear-ended a big rig and was struck by another car at about 1:30 a.m. local time Tuesday on Interstate 10, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Her brother, Frankie Kane, told the Times that Kane was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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