Monday, December 17, 2012
Christian Radio Personality Frank Pastore Has Died After Being Injured In LA Area Freeway Motorcycle Crash
The former professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds made an eerie prediction three hours before the accident
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
GLENDALE, CA (ANS) -- Former Cincinnati Red baseball pitcher, Frank Pastore, 55, who had been the host of “The Frank Pastore Show” on KKLA (www.kkla.com) since 2004, died without regaining consciousness after his motorcycle was hit by a car on the 210 Freeway near Los Angeles on Monday, November 19, 2012.
At Gina’s request, the website also posted an eerie prophetic sound bite in which Pastore told his audience three hours before a car struck him as he rode his motorcycle on the 210 freeway, “You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? So at any moment ... I could be spread all over the 210,” Pastore said. “But that's not me. That's my body parts.”
Pastore added that his faith in Christ left him with no doubts his soul would live on after physical death. (www2.kkla.com/Frank_Pastore_Prophetic_Sound_Byte.mp3)
According to the Whittier Daily News (www.whittierdailynews.com), Gina said, “I just lost my beautiful husband. But it's comforting to know he's home with the Lord now.”
The story said, “Gina didn't mourn alone Monday. KKLA was inundated with callers expressing their grief.”
The Whittier Daily News story added that among those acknowledging the passing was national radio and television personality Hugh Hewitt. “My friend and radio colleague Frank Pastore has died,” Hewitt posted in his Twitter account. “He was a terrific man, a great broadcaster and a wonderful husband and dad, RIP.”
On his Facebook page, BIOLA University President Barry Correy remarked that, “Frank Pastore had a heart for the Gospel and understood in the deepest ways the profound impact of a Christian worldview not only on our lives and on our educational institutions, but on our culture.”
“He was a voice of reason and of engagement, and he was able to articulate with clarity and listen with sensitivity. As a ‘94 graduate of BIOLA's M.A. in philosophy program, we considered Frank part of our family. He will be profoundly missed, not only by BIOLA, but by countless others who depended on him day in and day out to help them think clearly and Christianly about the big issues of the day.”
California Highway Patrol officials said a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata was eastbound when she lost control of her car and drifted over to the carpool lane, where she struck Pastore and he was thrown off the motorcycle.
Media reports stated that [California Highway Patrol] CHP officials said a gray Hyundai Sonata was eastbound on the No. 2 lane when for some reason, the driver lost control of the car.
The collision happened at 7:33 p.m. on the eastbound 210 Freeway, east of Buena Vista Street and Pastore was taken by helicopter to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, where he remained in a coma.
Pastore was drafted out of Damien High School in La Verne, California, by the Reds in the second round of the 1975 amateur draft. He was 45-57 with a 4.30 ERA in seven seasons with the Reds (1979-85) and retired after playing for the Minnesota Twins in the 1986 season.
He took over the drive time slot at KKLA from Warren Duffy who had hosted a show there for a decade.
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