posted 06.17.2013 at 6.56 p.m. by Sean Burns

Two Lacrosse Players Killed in Auto Accident

A pair of lacrosse players were killed in an automobile accident early Saturday morning in Henrico County, Virginia.

Warren Kraft and Michael Marks, both 22, were killed when the car they were in ran off the road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree according to a report from WVTR in Virginia. A third passenger was injured in the crash, but was able to get help. That third passenger, who was not identified in the article, had serious injuries but they are not believed by the police to be life threatening.

Marks, a native of Ellicott City, Md., played a reserve role for McDaniel College Green Terror from 2010-13, appearing in 60 games before graduating this spring. He was sixth on the team with 34 ground balls in 2012 and had a goal and two assists in his career.

Kraft, of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., attended the University of Richmond and was scheduled to graduate this summer, according to a spokesman. Kraft had originally attended McDaniel with Marks, playing on the team in 2010 and 2011 and appearing in three games. In 2012, Marks played for the Spiders in the MCLA, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 assists. He did not play for the team this spring.

McDaniel's Athletics Department tweeted the following statement early on Monday morning: "The entire McDaniel Departmebt (sic) of Athletics sends its condolences to the Marks family for the loss of Mike (2013 lax alum) this weekend."

Our thoughts go out to the families of both men, as well as the Richmond, McDaniel, Ellicott City and Cold Spring Harbor lacrosse communities.

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