A young boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.
Officials confirm the call came in around 12:30 p.m. EST of a wreck involving a pedestrian near the 12,000 block of KY 259 south.
Once on scene, crews found an eight-year-old boy who was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, an investigation revealed a 2009 Pontiac Torrent was driving north on KY 259 south when it hit the child, who was standing near the road, getting mail from a mailbox.
The driver of the Pontiac left the scene and was found less than 15 minutes after the original call.
Police say the driver was 35 year-old Bradley Mattingly of Leitchfield. Mattingly is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless homicide.
Mattingly is being held at the Breckinridge County Detention Center.