Autopsy determines man's death caused by crash

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 10:36 AM
Last updated 10:38 AM
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The Edgefield County Coroner has determined that a pedestrian run over by a car Tuesday died from the impact of the crash.

Lewis McKinney, 51, of Saluda County, was lying in the middle of Ridge Road about 12:20 p.m. , when he was hit by a vehicle driving west on the road, said Edgefield County Coroner Thurmond Burnett. An autopsy was conducted in Newberry Wednesday afternoon, and concluded that Mr. McKinney died from the collision. The coroner has ruled his death as accidental.

"He died from the injuries of being hit by the car," Mr. Burnett said Wednesday.

Toxicology tests are being conducted on Mr. McKinney's body, but the results will not be back for several weeks, he said.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation, but has not filed charges against the driver, Isaiah Gartrell, said Trooper Scot Edgeworth.

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curly123053
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curly123053 12/24/09 - 11:04 am
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Being a little familiar with

Being a little familiar with that area it is a very rural road with hills and curves. Why would somebody be laying in the road anyways? I have the families in my prayers.

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andywarhol 12/24/09 - 11:21 am
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Maybe passed out. I knew a

Maybe passed out. I knew a guy that was killed when he passed out in a parking lot from drinking too much. A car backed over him.

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 12/24/09 - 11:40 am
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He must have wanted to die or

He must have wanted to die or he would not have been laying in the middle of the road.

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steelermoose1 12/25/09 - 09:20 am
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Drama Mamma...you have no

Drama Mamma...you have no clue about that mans intentions...Shut it! The man could have had any number of medicaql problems that could have caused him to fall into the street. Then being an elderly gentleman, he may not have been able to get himself up. He could have been drinking and passed out...who knows??? You are a troll

WW1949
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WW1949 12/26/09 - 12:40 pm
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Streetmoose1, 51 is not

Streetmoose1, 51 is not elderly. I am 60 and still not elderly.

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