Death intially thought to be hit & run wasn’t, says coroner

Darrell Littlejohn was hit and killed early Tuesday morning in Gaffney (Photo provided by family).

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.

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