GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) – A man, initially thought to have been killed in a hit and run died from a fall instead, according to the Cherokee Co. Coroner.
The body of Darrell Littlejohn, 60, of Broad Street was discovered lying in the driveway of a home on the 500 block of Broad Street by a man walking to work about 5:45 a.m on May 16.
Coroner Dennis Fowler said they examined the scene, body, clothing and other evidence and it didn’t support getting hit with a vehicle.
Fowler says Littlejohn walked across an open field and fell off of a 2 and ½ foot embankment landing head first on the pavement.
He died from a closed head injury due to the fall and the death has been ruled an accident, according to Fowler.