The mother of Vigilante Manager Buck Rodgers was killed in a car accident Friday in Ohio.
Rodgers, the former Angels manager who returned to baseball this season with the Mission Viejo minor league team, left the Vigilantes, who are in Reno, to be with his family in Ohio.
Winifred M. Rodgers was killed when the car in which she was a passenger collided with a pick-up truck about 40 miles north of Columbus, Ohio, according to dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. She was 80.
A white 1995 Ford Ranger pickup headed southbound on State Route 203 in Delaware County, Ohio, swerved into the oncoming traffic, forcing Rex Rodgers, 81, to drive off the road and into a ditch, officials said.