Investigation continues in to early morning hit-and-run that left West Frankfort man dead

A fatal hit-and-run crash in Franklin County early Saturday morning is still under investigation according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities believe Jack. J. Brown, 47, was walking south on Illinois 37 sometime after 1:55 a.m. Saturday morning. Brown’s body was discovered by a passing utility worker at about 7:40 a.m.
Authorities are saying that at the preliminary stage of the investigation, it is believed that the vehicle involved is black. Detectives are working to identity the vehicle further and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and driver.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 618-438-4841 or 618-439-9252.

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