A geography student and fraternity member at ECU was killed early Wednesday morning when he fell from a tree and was impaled on a metal fence post.
Jonathon Scott Bennett, 21, of Wilson died about 1 a.m. in the woods behind University Manor apartments on East 10th Street, just west of Port Terminal Road, according to Greenville police. Bennett and four friends were walking across a large downed tree. He fell six to eight feet onto the post, part of a wire debris fence police said possibly was left from the construction of the apartments several years ago.
He and his friends had been drinking, police determined in their investigation. The group was making its way back to the apartment complex when a branch Bennett was holding broke.
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