Northland College Mourns Death of Student

Ryan Juntti
August 08, 2017 08:40 PM

ASHLAND, Wis. - Northland College is reacting to the loss of one of their students, who was killed in a suspected hit-and-run accident.

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"Chris was a hardworking young man and was very dedicated to what he became engaged and involved with," said Hal Haynes, Northland College Dean of Students.

22-year-old Christopher Morgan was a hockey and lacrosse player at Northland College. 

"He was a fine representative of being an undergraduate student athlete at Northland College," said Haynes.

WXYZ in Detroit reports Morgan was coming back from a graduation party on Saturday night in his home town of Rochester Hills, Michigan. He reportedly got in a fight with his girlfriend and decided to walk home.

He was then hit by a woman who told police she thought she hit a deer according to WXYZ.

WXYZ reports Morgan's body was found by his family on Sunday morning in a ditch alongside a road in a town close to Detroit. 

Morgan's hockey coach Seamus Gregory posted on the Northland College Athletics website saying in part, "Chris was a true LumberJack - hardworking dedicated and passionate. He will forever be missed, never forgotten and always loved."

Morgan's family has talked to Gregory and says they are very proud of Christopher's accomplishments both on the field and ice, but also in the classroom.    

WXYZ reports that the driver has been located by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office after receiving a tip from a citizen, but the driver is not in custody.

An autopsy is scheduled. 


Ryan Juntti

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