UPDATE: Driver arrested after killing pedestrian in Bledsoe Co., charges pending
UPDATE: The Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a hit and run that happened Friday.
They say 26 year-old Cody Hayes hit 29 year-old Brandon Colbaugh while he was running on Highway 30 in Pikeville. He was taken to a local hospital after the incident.
Colbaugh was taken off life support on Sunday. He is an organ donor and several organs have been donated to children throughout the United States.
Family and friends say Colbaugh was a man of many talents.
His mother, Leslie, says he served as an army medic and was studying to become a physical therapist because he wanted to help others.
His friend Dustin Ellis was in an accident several years ago. Colbaugh was out west, but immediately dropped everything and bought the next plane ticket to Tennessee to be there for his friend.
Colbaugh's mom says he was also passionate about fitness, and would often run along the roads or trails.
His mother is dealing with this tragedy and says he loved his family, friends and two-year-old daughter more than anything.
Hayes is at the Bledsoe County Jail with several charges pending.
Stay with the WRCB app for updates to this story.
PREVIOUS STORY: A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle early Friday morning in Bledsoe County.
Twenty-nine-year-old Brandon Colbaugh was struck by a Nissan Frontier truck, driven by Cody Hayes, 26, of Pikeville.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that Hayes was traveling east on Highway 30 about 12:06am when he hit Colbaugh.
Hayes, the driver then left the scene of the crash, according to the THP report.
Both drug and alcohol tests were requested for Hayes. Charges have not yet been released.