Southern Indiana player Jeron Lewis died on Thursday night, apparently from a head injury suffered during a game at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Waynesboro.
According to the witnesses of the game, Lewis’ feet twisted and he could not balance himself and fell to the floor of the Owensboro Sportscenter. His head hit forcefully with the floor. He laid prone as trainers from both teams attended to him. He began convulsing as they tried to secure him. He was then later pronounced dead at 9:52 p.m. at Owensboro Mercy Health System.
The death of Jeron was made aware to his teammates approximately 30 minutes after the game ended. In this game, Southern Indiana won with 74-69 score. Jeron’s coach and teammates were very sad and flabbergasted before his sudden death.
In a statement on the University’s website, Linda L.M. Bennett expressed his sadness to the unlucky player and his family. According to Bennett, Jeron is an excellent and outstanding student. He claimed that the University community and his teammates will be missing Jeron.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning to discover the exact cause of Jeron’s death.
It was Jeron Lewis’ second season at Southern Indiana, he had a good average in both of his seasons with Southern Indiana. In the first season, he had the average of 6.1 points per match and 12.2 points per match in the current season.
Jeron Lewis was just 21 years old and his height was 6 feet and 8 inches weighing 260 pounds. The Courier & Press reported that he has just left the team for two games to tackle the birthday of his beloved son Jamel in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in December. It has been reported that Jeron Lewis was very kind to kids and he was a very humorous person.
Jeron Lewis left his fiancé, sister, mother and an infant son alone.