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College freshman dies after found lifeless in front of dorm with major head injury: Autopsy

An autopsy has determined that a Lafayette College freshman found unconscious in front of a dormitory died from blunt force head trauma, as reported by NBC 10.

The Morning Call reports that Lafayette public safety officers discovered McCrae Williams, 19, of Weston, Massachusetts, outside of Ruef Hall North on Sunday afternoon. He died from his injuries on Monday afternoon. Police Lieutenant Matthew Gerould said they were called to investigate late Monday morning.

Reports indicate that the lacrosse player attended an off-campus party the night before he was found unresponsive. They said that he made it back to his dorm room with a woman who attended the party with him. Details surrounding the 19-year-old’s death, however, remain unclear.

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“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.

A corner will not reveal a manner of death until toxicology test results are finalized. Easton Police, Lafayette College Public Safety, the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office, and the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office are currently investigating the teen’s death. Their inquiry will include whether alcohol played a role, according to the local paper.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to McCrae’s family and friends,” Lafayette College President Alison Byerly said in a letter sent to students and faculty.

Lehigh Valley Live reports that Williams will be laid to rest on Sunday in his hometown. Additional details about his mysterious death are expected to be revealed next week.

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