Eli Cramer, an exceptional Riverdale athlete, dies after being hit by a car
According to school authorities, a Tennessee student runner was murdered and two of his colleagues were wounded after they had been hit by a car while jogging in Virginia on Thursday evening. As per sources from the institution, Milligan College second-year student Eli Cramer, a student of the Christian college’s track and running team, tragically died after being struck by a car at a crossroads in Lightfoot, Virginia, shortly after 6 p.m. Eli Cramer, a student marathon runner at Milligan in Elizabethton and a first-team racer on the 2019 DNJ all-area track team, was out jogging with friends in Williamsburg, Virginia when this accident took place. Per the institution, seniors Alex Mortimer and Eli Baldy have also been hurt in the accident, which occurred on the evening of a race competition in the region.
Sentara Williamsburg General Hospital took care of and discharged mechanical engineering senior Eli Baldy. Alex Mortimer, the other senior caught in the accident, underwent surgery and is currently recovering after the surgery was a success. As per a video posted on the college’s Social media page, he sustained a broken leg and a dislocated shoulder. The group was getting ready for the Colonial Relay race, which was being held at William & Mary College. As per media houses, the students caught in this horrible tragic accident were among five players on the team who were out on a jog at the scene of the terrible incident.
According to a statement from Milligan University, “We are incredibly shocked and saddened to share that members of our men’s cross country/track and field team were in an accident involving a vehicle this evening while running near Williamsburg, VA. Sophomore Eli Cramer succumbed to his injuries. Seniors Alex Mortimer and Eli Baldy also were injured. Mortimer currently is undergoing treatment. Baldy was treated and released. We covet your prayers during this difficult time, especially for the Cramer family.”
The offender ran away from the crime scene at first but was captured shortly after driving into a barrier. Officers arrived to the news of a traffic incident affecting many people on Williamsburg Pottery Road at the Lightfoot Signalized intersections in York County, per a statement from the Virginia Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle kept driving along Williamsburg Pottery Road, attempting to leave the site of the accident. The vehicle then slammed into the middle on Virginia Highway 199. The perpetrator was arrested and put into prison. The accident is still being investigated, and charges are expected, according to police. In the aftermath of the incident, the institution suspended all classes on Friday.
Three Milligan athletes were involved in an accident, the school said Thursday night. Sophomore Eli Cramer (left) died, according to the university. Seniors Eli Baldy (center) and Alex Mortimer (right) were injured. (Photo credits: Milligan University)https://t.co/NSyhzMsBjJ pic.twitter.com/ZmgFXKwsL1
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