Two college baseball players die in a car accident in Georgia after winning the conference championship

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Two freshmen pitchers on the The LaGrange College baseball team They were among three people killed in a car accident over the weekend, hours after winning the conference championship, the school confirmed on Sunday.

Stephen Bartolotta and Jacob Brown were involved in a head-on collision around 9.15pm in Troup County, Georgia, il Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Rico Dunn, 25, also died as a result of the accident, according to local media.

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“I am deeply saddened to inform you that we suffered the loss of two students last night. Baseball players Stephen Bartolotta and Jacob Brown were both killed in a tragic car accident,” said school president Dr. Susanna Baxter said in a statements.

“Having in the wake of yesterday’s team conference championship win, this news particularly affects our baseball players. There are simply no words.”

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The team was supposed to play in the NCAA Division III tournament
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The Panthers (37-6) earned their fifth consecutive US South Tournament title on Saturday, a school record, after scoring a 10-7 win over NC Wesleyan Bishops.

The win led to an automatic bid for the next NCAA Division III National Tournament, which begins on Friday.

Georgia state police said the crash occurred when Brown’s 2015 Honda Accord attempted to overtake another vehicle in a no-way zone, according to the Journal-Constitution. In doing so, Brown’s vehicle collided head-on with a 2008 GMC Sierra driven by Dunn.

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Baseball players would have died instantly. Dunn was transported to a local hospital and died early the following morning.

said Dunn’s brother FOX 5 Atlanta who was killed after spending the day with his family celebrating his sister’s 28th birthday. He described him as a “loving young man” who spent his time “loving life”.

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