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.
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.