Lafayette College Lacrosse Recruit McCrae Williams Dies From Blunt Force Injuries to Head: Coroner - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Lafayette College Lacrosse Recruit McCrae Williams Dies From Blunt Force Injuries to Head: Coroner

McCrae Williams was found Sunday outside a dorm. The 19-year-old died the next day.

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    An autopsy reveals that 19-year-old Lafayette College lacrosse recruit McCrae Williams died from a serious head injury. Police are still trying to piece together how it all happened. NBC10's Steven Fisher is at Lafayette College with the details of what police have so far.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    An autopsy has revealed that a Pennsylvania college freshman found outside a campus dormitory died from head trauma.

    Lafayette College lacrosse recruit McCrae Williams died Monday after suffering blunt force head injuries, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said in a statement Wednesday.

    The coroner said he would wait on toxicology results before officially determining a manner of death, which include categories like natural, homicide and accidental.

    Authorities in Easton, Pennsylvania, say the 19-year-old from Weston, Massachusetts died with his parents at his side at Lehigh Valley hospital around 5 p.m. Monday.

    Death of Lafayette Student Under Investigation

    [PHI] Death of Lafayette Student Under Investigation

    An autopsy will be performed Wednesday for 19-year-old McCrae Williams who died following a fall at Lafayette College. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has the latest of the student's death and his campus' response.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    Lafayette public safety officers responded to a medical emergency outside Ruef Hall North — a dorm where about 150 first-year students live — around 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Easton police said. "Investigators believe the chain of events leading to the medical emergency call started on Saturday in the late afternoon into the evening hours," police said in a news release.

    Dr. Catherine Hall, the head of school at Noble and Greenough School, where Williams played lacrosse in high school, announced that he died after falling and suffering a head injury.

    "McCrae fell over the weekend and suffered a major head injury," she wrote in a letter sent to parents. "Our hearts ache for McCrae's parents, Dianne and Chris, and his brother, Chase, as they face this unfathomable loss."

    Easton Police, Lafayette College Public Safety, the Northampton County District Attorney's Office and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office are investigating Williams's death.

    "We extend our deepest sympathies to McCrae’s family and friends," Lafayette President Alison Byerly said in a letter sent to the college community. "We will share information about memorial plans when it becomes available."

    A vigil for Williams was held Tuesday night and counselors are available to students, the university said.

    Questions Surround Death of College Student

    [PHI] Questions Surround Death of College Student

    Questions continue to surround the death of a Lafayette College student and lacrosse recruit who died after suffering a head injury from a fall. NBC10's Brandon Hudson shows us how the campus community showed their support Tuesday as the investigation into the 19-year-old student's death continues.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)