Coroner: Baggy pants didn’t cause death

YOUNGSTOWN – Contrary to original reports, there is no evidence to suggest that a 30-year-old city man’s baggy pants contributed to his death late last month, according to a coroner’s report.

The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office also reported that based on the death investigation or autopsy, there is no evidence to suggest that Savar Hendrix was assaulted.

The coroner’s office, in a statement issued Wednesday, confirmed that Hendrix died July 30 from brain injuries and a fracture in the base of the skull.

Paramedics were called to 356 E. Judson St., Youngstown, about 6:30 p.m. after Hendrix was found unresponsive on the cement driveway. He was found by friends and co-workers who were repairing an above-ground pool in the back yard, according to reports.

He had been complaining of stomach pains, according to earlier reports and went to use the restroom. Several minutes later, witnesses said they saw him lying on his back with his head on concrete steps and his pants around his ankles, police said.

Reports state Hendrix’s head was on the driveway and his feet were on the stairs of a five-step staircase leading from the driveway into the side of the house.

He later died at St. Elizabeth Health Center, reports state.

An autopsy was done Aug. 2 and toxicology results are pending.