How Did Athlete Ezra Kipruto Kogei Die? Know more about the tragic accident

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Ezra Kipruto Kogei, a Goshen College student, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, following some serious injuries that he suffered during a horrific car accident earlier this week near Elkhart. Ezra Kipruto was just 25 years old at the time of his unfortunate death.

Keep reading this article to learn more about Ezra Kipruto Kogei, how he died, the whole incident, and much more!

Who is Ezra Kipruto Kogei?

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Ezra Kipruto Kogei, 25, was a sophomore nursing major student from Eldoret, Kenya, and was also a member of the cross-country team at Goshen College. He was the son of the late William and Rose Cherono. Earlier, he was a student at Marakwet High School, but later got him transferred to Goshen College from Liberty University, a Division I institution, at which he competed for one season.

Kogei ran his first cross-country meet as a Maple Leaf on October 1, 2022, during the Live in Lou Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. He was placed 28th in the race competition, with the top time for the Goshen College Men’s Cross Country team. He helped lead the team to a 13th place finish out of 45 teams, as well as a top 15 national level ranking. Due to his heroics, he was named the college’s Everence Student-Athlete of the Week.

How Did Ezra Kipruto Kogei Die? What was the cause of death?

Ezra Kipruto Kogei was the victim of a tragic car accident on early Monday morning, October 16, 2022. He suffered serious injuries during the tragic incident and was treated at South Bend Memorial Hospital. However, the injuries proved to be too severe for him to survive, as he passed away on October 22, due to those injuries.

What actually happened?

According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office reports, Ezra Kipruto was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry east on C.R. 16 at around 12:51 am on Monday, October 16. The time when he entered a curve east of C.R. 1, his car failed to negotiate the curve and went off from the south side of the road, it then striked a mailbox and later to a utility pole on the driver’s side.

The Goshen College student sustained serious injuries to his waist, head, neck, and legs and was taken to Elkhart General Hospital. He was later transferred to South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he died on Saturday, October 22nd.

Who Confirmed Ezra Kipruto Kogei’s Death?

The unfortunate news of Ezra Kipruto Kogei’s death was confirmed by Goshen College Athletics, through a post on their official Twitter handle. The tweet reads, “With deep sadness, we share the news of the death of cross country student-athlete Ezra Kipruto Kogei. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Ezra’s family and friends, who loved him dearly.”

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Tributes pour in for Ezra Kipruto

Following the news of Ezra Kipruto’s untimely death, netizens have started sharing their condolences for the departed soul on different social platforms. 

In a GC news release, Gilberto Perez Jr., Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, gave a statement on Ezra Kipruto’s death. It stated, “Ezra was only a Goshen College student for a short period of time, but had already become an important part of our campus community. He will be deeply missed.” “Our hearts and prayers go out to all of Ezra’s family and friends, who loved him dearly,” it added.

We also express our deepest condolences to Ezra Kipruto’s family, friends, and loved ones on his untimely death. It is a really big loss for all his family members, and we pray to the almighty to provide them with the required strength to pass through this painful time.

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Who is Ezra Kipruto Kogei?

Ezra Kipruto Kogei, 25, was a sophomore nursing major student from Eldoret, Kenya, and was also a member of the cross-country team at Goshen College. He was the son of the late William and Rose Cherono.

How did Ezra Kipruto Kogei Die?

Ezra Kipruto Kogei died of injuries from a tragic car accident that happened on 16th October 2022. He died on 22nd October 2022.

Who Confirmed Ezra Kipruto Kogei’s Death?

The unfortunate news of Ezra Kipruto Kogei’s death was confirmed by Goshen College Athletics, through a post on their official Twitter handle.