Upstate school board trustee dies while walking across road to check mailbox

An Upstate school board member was hit by a car while checking his mailbox.
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 7:35 AM EDT
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WOODRUFF, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office says that 74-year-old Jimmy “Randy” Grant died on Friday night after he was hit by a car while walking across the street to check his mailbox.

According to the coroner’s office, the crash happened just after 10 p.m. on S.J. Workman Highway and Sam Davis Road near Woodruff.

Grant was a longtime teacher and coach at Woodruff High School. At the time of his death, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Spartanburg County District Four Board of Trustees.

Spartanburg School District Four Superintendent Dr. Rallie Liston released the following statement:

“The Woodruff Community mourns the loss of Dr. Randy Grant, current Vice Chairman of the Spartanburg 4 Board of Trustees. As a graduate of Woodruff High School, Dr. Grant lived his life in service to the Woodruff community as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator. He has served as official statistician for the Wolverine football team for many years. Dr. Grant’s wealth of knowledge about our state, the Woodruff community and our Wolverine history was unparalleled. The Woodruff community has lost a great friend who had a true servant’s heart.”

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating this case, and says the driver of the car was not injured.

Stay with FOX Carolina as we follow this developing story.