Two south Georgia college baseball players killed when tree falls on truck

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon for the second of two Georgia college baseball players killed late last week when a large pine tree toppled onto their vehicle.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Johnathan Bell, 20, of Monticello, was driving a 1986 Toyota pickup truck eastbound on Ga. 30 in Montgomery County about 2:40 p.m. Thursday when a large pine tree fell onto the cab of the truck.

Bell’s passenger, 19-year-old Kevin Camp of Shady Dale, died at the scene, and Bell died later at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia.

Bell and Camp, both 2012 graduates of Jasper County High School, were on the baseball team at Brewton-Parker College in Mt Vernon. The wreck occurred just east of the campus in the town of Ailey.

Bell’s funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Monticello Baptist Church. Camp’s funeral was Sunday afternoon at the church.

Bell and Camp were the second and third Georgians killed last week by trees falling onto moving vehicles.

Roy Arndt, 60, of Oxford died early Tuesday when a tree fell onto his pickup truck on I-20 eastbound in Rockdale County.

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