Cause has been determined in death of New Jersey quarterback Evan Murray

Evan Murray Warren HillsWarren Hills quarterback Evan Murray looks over the defense during a game against Summit on Sept. 26, 2015. Photo NJ.com.

According to the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, Warren Hills High School (New Jersey) quarterback Evan Murray died Friday night because of massive internal bleeding caused by a laceration of the spleen.  Murray was injured during Friday night’s game against Summit.

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The 17-year old New Jersey senior had an abnormally enlarged spleen, according to the report from Dr. Ronald Suarez and was therefore more susceptible to injury. The Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental and said there was no evidence of heart disease or head trauma.

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