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Man killed in Franklin County hit and run

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FRANKLIN Co. -- A West Frankfort man died in a hit and run crash Saturday morning on Route 37. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a passing utility worker found the body at 7:40 a.m. south of Benton, near the intersection of Commerce Lane.

Deputies identified the victim as 47 year old Jack J. Brown, Jr. They say 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 can help, contact the Franklin County Sheriff's office at 618-438-4841 or 618-439-9252.

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