Fatal fall not from sagging pants


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The Mahoning County Coroner announced on Wednesday the death of a Youngstown man who took a fatal fall did not trip over sagging pants.

According to a news release, Savar Hendrix, 30, of 739 E. Dewey Ave., died as a result of brain injuries and skull base fracture consistent with a fall. Dr. Joseph S. Ohr conducted the autopsy and further stated there is “absolutely no evidence from the death investigation or autopsy to suggest Hendrix tripped over his baggy pants,” the release stated. It also stated there was no evidence Hendrix was assaulted.

Initial police reports indicated Hendrix appeared intoxicated at the time of the fall on July 31 outside a home at 356 E. Judson Ave. Police indicated in reports that Hendrix was found lying on the cement driveway, unresponsive with his pants around his ankles. The report noted that Hendrix may have tripped on his sagging pants.

Hendrix was initially found by friends and co-workers who were gathered at the home to repair an above ground pool in the backyard. He was found with his head on the driveway and his feet on the stairs of a five-step staircase leading from the driveway into the side of the house.

Toxicology results are pending.

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