A noted mandolin maker with South Central Kentucky ties, has been killed in a traffic accident in Nashville.
Charlie Derrington, a motorcyclist, died when his cycle collided with a car that was headed in the wrong direction last night.
Derrington had reconstructed the prized mandolin once owned by bluegrass legend Bill Monroe of Ohio County.
The instrument is now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Monroe is known as the father of bluegrass music. He died in 1996.
The driver of the car, Julio Villasana, fled the scene but was arrested later on suspicion of drunken driving. The 34-year-old Villasana is from Louisville.