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Summer missionary killed in South African van crash

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (BP)–A Georgia university student helping to build a church in Botswana was killed July 1 when the van in which he was riding veered off a road to avoid hitting two donkeys.

Michael Kristopher Tuck, 22, of Norcross, Ga., was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Tucker, Ga. He was a student at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga.

Tuck was in South Africa as a Campus Outreach missionary. He was one of several college students from Georgia and North Carolina who made the journey. Several of those students were injured in the crash that took Tuck’s life.

Family members said Tuck had a passion for living and knowing God. For the past three summers, he shared his faith in Christ with other college students.

Tuck, a mass communication major, had recently considered changing his major to something more ministry related, according to his parents, Michael and Elaine Tuck.

“He felt that it was his call to tell the world about what God had done for him,” Michael Tuck said.

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