Just one runner was killed when a motor vehicle struck associates of a university observe crew on a coaching run in Virginia.

Eli Cramer. (Milligan University) 

Milligan University, in Elizabethton, Tenn., discovered the fatally wounded athlete as Eli Cramer, a 20-12 months-outdated sophomore from Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Cramer was among 5 distance runners who have been on a two-lane highway in close proximity to Williamsburg, Va., all over 6 p.m. Thursday. A few of them were being struck by a motor vehicle, which then fled the scene.

Cramer was pronounced useless at a clinic. Two of his teammates needed therapy one particular of them, Alex Mortimer, underwent surgery for accidents together with a broken leg and a dislocated shoulder.

The alleged driver, a 26-yr-previous Williamsburg man, was arrested immediately after the car strike a median on a nearby highway. He was suspected of driving less than the affect of liquor but refused to acquire a test, so a blood sample was drawn at a hospital, the Virginia Point out Law enforcement stated.

The Milligan runners have been in Virginia for Friday’s Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary University.

Milligan is a non-public Christian college at Tennessee’s northeast idea with an enrollment of about 1,300. It canceled Friday’s courses mainly because of the dying.

Cramer, who ran on the cross-nation and keep track of groups, set a faculty record for the indoor 5-kilometer (14:44.53) at the NAIA Nationwide Championships previous month. In September, his 24:17 time for the 8-kilometer cross-nation broke the school’s 10-yr-outdated report for that event.