- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

SALEM, S.C. (AP) - The Oconee County coroner says a 47-year-old man from Elloree has died after a fall while hiking on a trail near Lake Jocassee.

Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release that Kelly Scott Sprouse was walking by himself on the trail next to the Thompson River when he fell Sunday afternoon. A family member found him unconscious after he failed to join the rest of the family on the trail.

Addis says since there were no witnesses, it isn’t clear how far Sprouse fell. The coroner says Sprouse died from a head injury. He classified the death as an accident

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