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Dive injured Richoux before he drowned

Cause of death for former Texas Tech player was drowning as result of head, neck injuries

Posted: July 8, 2014 - 10:59pm
  Texas Tech Athletics / Michael Strong
Texas Tech Athletics / Michael Strong
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LUBBOCK — An official says a former Texas Tech baseball player drowned at a lake over the holiday weekend after suffering head and neck trauma when he dove into shallow water at a lake.

Wayne Mack, a Montgomery County justice of the peace, said Tuesday that the cause of death for 21-year-old Elliot Richoux was drowning, which was a result of the head and neck injuries suffered in the dive from a dock.

Richoux died Friday at Lake Conroe, which is north of Houson.

Richoux was a second-team All-American catcher at Howard College in Big Spring before playing the 2013 season with the Red Raiders. Richoux, who did not play this season for Tech, earned all-state honors playing for The Woodlands High School.

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