Two faculty baseball players died in a horrific head-on collision on a Ga road Saturday hours soon after their group won the meeting title.
LaGrange School freshmen baseball pitchers Stephen Bartolotta, 18, and Jacob Brown, 19, were killed in the crash that took place on Roanoke Highway in LaGrange at about 9:15 p.m., in accordance to Georgia State Patrol.
Brown, who was on the mound for Saturday’s game, was at the rear of the wheel when he attempted to pass a vehicle in front him by crossing the double yellow line, but wound up placing a pickup truck heading in the opposite course, law enforcement claimed.
The driver of the pickup truck, Rico Dunn, 24, also died in the wreck.
Both Brown and Bartolotta were being pronounced dead at the scene.
Dunn, who had celebrated his sister’s birthday previously the exact same day, in accordance to WSB-Television set, was rushed to an space medical center, where died of his injuries early Sunday morning.
“I am deeply saddened to make you conscious that we have experienced the reduction of two pupils previous evening,” LaGrange University President Dr, Susanna Baxter reported in a Sunday assertion to the school community. “Baseball players Stephen Bartolotta and Jacob Brown were both equally killed in a tragic vehicle accident.”
The two pitchers and their Division III team, the LaGrange Faculty Panthers, experienced just overwhelmed North Carolina Wesleyan for their fifth straight Usa South Tournament title. With the victory, the Panthers got the automatic bid in the approaching NCAA Division III nationwide event.
“Coming on the heels of the team’s convention championship earn yesterday, this news hits our baseball players especially really hard,” Baxter stated. “There just are no words.”