Man arrested after hit-and-run kills elderly Franklin man

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A man is facing several charges in relation to the death of a man in a hit-and-run.

On Nov. 25, the Franklin Police Department responded to a vehicle verses pedestrian on South Railroad Street, where police say the vehicle left before they arrived.

Police say an elderly male was hit by a truck while walking home before 10 p.m.

The victim was transported to Skyline Medical Center, where he later died from the injuries he sustained in the incident.

Through an investigation, police found and seized the vehicle suspected in the incident.

On Dec. 3, Kody Castleberry, 31, of Franklin contacted the Franklin Police Department regarding information about the case. Police say law enforcement interviewed Castleberry, and he was later arrested.

He faces charges of second-degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance and operating on a suspended or revoked license.

He remains in the Simpson County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.