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Earlier wreck, report of drinking fog Hancock death

Updated: May 2, 2007, 4:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock became more complicated on Monday with revelations of an earlier accident and a report of drinking.

Just three days before his death in a freeway wreck, the sport utility vehicle of Hancock was clipped by a semi rig in Sauget, Ill., a St. Louis suburb.

Officers who talked with Hancock moments after the predawn crash last Thursday in Sauget, a village known for its factories and strip clubs, found the 29-year-old reliever to be lucid and ...

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