Josh Bard Suffers Minor Injuries in Fatal Car Crash in Colorado
Bard was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries following the crash, which reportedly occured while the three men were en route to a hunting trip. Pat McKendry, one of six elders at the L2 Church in Denver, was killed in the one-car crash, while his son and driver of the car, Clancy McKendry, also sustained minor injuries.
The Colorado State Patrol says Clancy McKendry was driving the blue Ford F-150 and was heading eastbound on Country Road T. He started to turn onto Country Road 23 when he apparently lost control on a curve. The truck rolled several times and came to rest on its roof.
Pat McKendry, who was sitting in the rear of the truck was ejected and pinned underneath the truck. He was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. Both Bard, also a passenger in the car, and Clancy McKendry were reportedly wearing seatbelts.
Officials say there was no alcohol or drugs involved in the accident, which is still under investigation.
Bard, who hit .214 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 39 games for the Mariners this season, called Pat McKendry a long-time friend and said he was devastated by the loss. Bard attended high school in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.