Eli Cramer Death, Milligan University Accident – A drunk driver struck and killed a 20-year-old Milligan University cross-country star while he was practicing with teammates for an upcoming meet in Virginia.
Eli Cramer, a sophomore student-athlete majoring in business administration, was on a practice run with three teammates and an assistant coach when he and two other students were hit by a Toyota Scion on Thursday, according to Milligan University.
The driver, Jose Efrain Hernandez Mancia, 26, fled the scene of the accident but crashed into a median shortly after, according to Virginia State Police. He was taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail after being arrested.
Cramer died on Thursday at Williamsburg Sentara Hospital as a result of his injuries.
According to USAToday, Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer said “Words cannot express the grief that flowed across this campus and throughout the Milligan family around the world when we heard the news that one of our own, Eli Cramer, had been killed,”
Millian University in a statement said “Eli Cramer, age 20, was a sophomore business administration major at Milligan. In his two years with the Buffaloes, he already had accomplished much. In addition to being the third finisher on the 2021 national championship cross country team, he was a two-time All-American and two-time All-AAC for cross country. He also set a program record in the 8k.”