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Weston teen attending Pa. college died of head injuries, autopsy finds

McCrae Williams, a graduate of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham who had been recruited to play lacrosse at Lafayette College, died at 5 p.m. Monday.
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McCrae Williams, a graduate of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham who had been recruited to play lacrosse at Lafayette College, died at 5 p.m. Monday.

The 19-year-old Weston man who died just days into his freshman year at Lafayette College died of head injuries, but how he got them is still under investigation, the coroner’s office said.

McCrae Williams suffered “blunt force head injuries” that caused his death at the Easton, Pa., college, the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center said in a statement.

Coroner Scott Grim announced the findings Wednesday after conducting the autopsy Wednesday morning.

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“Upon completion of the investigation and toxicology test results, I will rule the manner of death,” Grim said in the statement.

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The Easton police, Lafayette College police, the district attorney’s office, and the coroner are investigating.

Williams, a graduate of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham who had been recruited to play lacrosse at Lafayette, died at 5 p.m. Monday.

Lafayette College police had responded to a medical emergency Sunday afternoon outside of a Lafayette residence hall. Williams was taken to Easton Hospital and then transferred to Lehigh Valley Hospital, where he died.

Investigators have said they believe the chain of events leading up to the emergency call might have started sometime during the late afternoon Saturday.

Sophia Eppolito can be reached at sophia.eppolito@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaEppolito.