The Latest: Coroner: College student died of head injuries
Sep. 13, 2017
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Lafayette College freshman (all times local):
A coroner says a freshman lacrosse recruit at a private Pennsylvania college found unconscious over the weekend died from blunt force head injuries.
Police in Easton have only said that 19-year-old McCrae Williams was involved in a "chain of events" that began Saturday at Lafayette College and ended with his death at a hospital Monday afternoon.
However, the head of the Massachusetts boarding school that Williams graduated from says he died from injuries sustained in a fall.
Police wouldn't say whether alcohol was involved because the investigation is ongoing and in early stages.
Lehigh County coroner Scott Grim says an autopsy on Williams was completed Wednesday, and once toxicology test results are in, he'll rule on the manner of death.
The head of a Massachusetts boarding school says a recent graduate died after suffering a major head injury in a fall at the Pennsylvania college where he had recently enrolled.
The headmaster of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham did not specify in a letter to parents how 19-year-old McCrae Williams might have fallen. Authorities say he was discovered unconscious outside a dorm at Lafayette College in Easton on Sunday and died on Monday.
Williams, of Weston, Massachusetts, was recruited to play lacrosse at the school this year. The team joined with other students in a vigil to mourn him Tuesday night.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.