- McCrae Williams, 19, died after falling after a night of drinking with members of his college lacrosse team
- He died from blunt-force head injuries two days after the party
- Prosecutors say his death was not hazing-related like Penn State freshman Timothy Piazza who died at a Beta Theta Pi fraternity house
McCrae Williams, 19, after falling likely on the way to the bathroom after drinking with his lacrosse teammates
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania college freshman died after falling and hitting his head after a night of drinking, according to prosecutors.
McCrae Williams, a Lafayette College lacrosse recruit, sustained blunt-force head injuries and had been drinking alcohol. He likely fell in his dorm room and hit his head.
District Attorney John Morganelli says McCrae Williams, of Weston, Massachusetts, had been day drinking at a party with other members of the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams September 9.
He was spotted stumbling at a Wawa according to NBC Philadelphia.
Williams returned to his dorm room at the college in Easton and fell on the way to the bathroom.
He said no one saw Williams hit his head on the floor or indicate he was in distress. A few friends checked up on him but thought he just needed to sleep it off.
At 4pm the next day, a friend took Williams to the hospital after they realized he had been sleeping for almost 24 hours.
He died in the hospital on September 11.
McCrae Williams, a Lafayette College lacrosse recruit, sustained blunt-force head injuries by falling at his dorm
The prosecutor says there is no no evidence of a crime and he doesn’t plan to file charges. Williams died on September 11 in the hospital
Morganelli says there’s no evidence of a crime and he doesn’t plan to file charges, saying ‘I do not see this as a Penn State case’ in reference to the hazing death of Timothy Piazza.
Piazza died after falling after binge drinking at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. The fraternity brothers waited hours to call 911 and he died from not getting medical treatment in time.