Dozens of Venezuelans waited in lines outside a chapel in the state of Lara on Saturday, hoping to bid farewell to former major league baseball player Luis Valbuena, who was killed in a car accident along with teammate Jose Castillo.

The corpse of Castillo was moved earlier in the morning to a different central-west state.

The 33 -year-old Valbuena and 37 -year-old Castillo were both former players for the Houston Astros.

They died late Thursday when their SUV gate-crashed as it tried to veer around an object put on the road. Officials said some gunmen place or throw objectives on highways to thrust vehicles to stop so that they are able to cheat the occupants.

Yaracuy state Gov. Julio Leon Heredia said four people were detained after being obtained with dimension of the athletes.

Valbuena and Castillo were teammates on the Cardenales de Lara team in the Venezuelan winter league and were returning from video games in the capital city when the crash followed en route to the city of Barquisimeto in Lara.

No others details about security incidents were available.

On Saturday, their deaths justification an outpouring of bereavement as fellow teammates, family members and devotees wore shirts from the winter tournament and lined up to say goodbye.

Retired Cardenales player Robert Perez and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera were both in attendance.

Cardenales third baseman Carlos Rivero, who survived the gate-crash, saw the chapel wearing dark sunglasses and bore a small injury on his forehead.


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