Pikeville man killed in hit-and-run incident in Bledsoe County

Pikeville man killed in hit-and-run incident in Bledsoe County

April 24th, 2019 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

One Pikeville, Tennessee, man is dead and another is facing charges after a hit-and-run accident Friday in Bledsoe County involving a pedestrian.

Brandon J. Colbaugh, 29, was pronounced brain dead just before 8 p.m. Friday and was kept on life support pending the donation of organs, according to a report filed by Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper Terrence Gann.

Cody E. Hayes, 26, was driving his 2001 Nissan Frontier east on state Highway 30 when he allegedly struck Colbaugh and left the scene, Gann states in the report. The incident was reported at 12:06 a.m. Friday on Highway 30 just outside Pikeville, east of Lower East Valley Road.

Hayes and a 26-year-old female passenger in his truck were uninjured in the collision. Both were wearing seat belts.