VMI student's funeral to be held Saturday

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Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 11:46 AM

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Funeral services will be held in Maryland for a Virginia Military Institute student who collapsed after completing a 10-mile march.

VMI says a Mass of Christian Burial for John Alexander Evans will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville, Md.

The 19-year-old freshman from Highland, Md., collapsed in his barracks room after completing the training march with other members of his class on Nov. 7. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after noon. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

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