Man Arrested In 2016 Fatal Hit, Run Of TDOT Worker

Posted at 8:17 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 00:06:15-04

The man responsible for killing a Tennessee Department of Transportation worker in a hit and run crash was arrested and booked into a Tennessee jail.

Candelario Castillo was arrested in Texas near the Mexico border and brought back to Tennessee Friday.

He was charged in the death of David Younger who died after he was hit by a vehicle in April of 2016.
Younger, 65, was part of a crew that was stopped on the shoulder of I-40 in Hickman County to change a flat tire when a tractor trailer struck one of the parked vehicles. Younger was killed and three other TDOT workers were injured.

Younger had been working with TDOT since 2010.

"He was just a very nice man," said B.J. Doughty, Spokesperson for TDOT. "He was nice to his co-workers, was a dedicated employee, was active in his church, and just all around a great guy."

In June of 2016, Younger's name was added to the TDOT Fallen Workers memorial statue at the I-40 welcome center in Smith County.

Almost a year later, TDOT launched the Work with Us safety campaign. Younger's family has helped promote it.

Doughty said the tragedy is a reminder to all drivers to pay attention and abide by the Move Over law.

"We want people to understand all of these workers whether they are maintenance workers, or helping drivers change a tire, they deserve to have a little room to work and be safe," said Doughty.

Castillo was indicted in the crime in April of 2016.