Ronny Garcia, a former prospect for the Houston Astros, tragically lost his life in a traffic accident at the age of 24. The accident, which also claimed the life of his father, occurred on the Las Galeras-Samaná highway in Samaná, Dominican Republic. The incident involved two motorcycles, leading to fatal consequences for both Garcia and his father.

The Houston Astros expressed their condolences through a statement on social media, highlighting the deep sadness felt within the organization. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Astros prospect, Ronny Garcia,” the team said on X. “Our condolences go out to his family and friends.”

Ronny Garcia’s Career and Legacy

Ronny Garcia was signed by the Astros in 2016 as a 16-year-old international talent. Over the years, he played for various minor league teams within the Astros’ system, including stints in the Florida Complex League and Class A. His most recent play included time with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and the Asheville Tourists in North Carolina.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers remembered Garcia fondly, noting his positive spirit and impact on the team. “Ronny spent parts of three seasons with Fayetteville, always carrying a smile around the ballpark,” the Woodpeckers wrote on X. “He was a talented pitcher and a beloved teammate. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”