Sheriff's Office Investigating Hit & Run Fatality

Franklin County Deputies responded to a hit and run crash this morning (8/4/2018) on State Highway 37 in Franklin County. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a report from a passing utility worker of a body near the roadway around 7:40 a.m. south of Benton, near the intersection of Commerce Lane.

Sheriff’s Deputies identified the victim as 47-year-old Jack J. Brown, Jr of West Frankfort. It is believed that Brown was walking south bound on Rt. 37 sometime after 1:55 a.m.

Investigators believe the vehicle that hit Brown is black in color. Detectives are working to further identify the vehicle, and are asking for public assistance in identifying the vehicle and driver. If you have any information concerning this incident please contact the Franklin County Sheriff's office at 618-438-4841 or 618-439-9252.