Jennifer Callaghan lets go of a red balloon in memory of her husband James. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Among the hugs and tears shed beside an all too familiar stretch of Main Road Friday morning, laughs and lanterns filled the air long before the sun came up in remembrance of James Callaghan, a Jamesport man who was killed in a hit-and-run while jogging on a foggy Jan. 16 morning just one year ago.
More than 20 people joined at the sign bordering Riverhead and Southold towns at 5:45 a.m., about the same time police believe Mr. Callaghan may have been struck by a “blue metallic” vehicle that fled the scene.
Police investigate the scene of the fatal accident Jan. 16 in Laurel. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)
Police say vehicle paint particles found on a Jamesport man who was hit by cars and found dead in January indicate a third vehicle — possibly the one that took his life — might have been involved.
The drivers of a car and SUV that hit James Callaghan stayed on scene that foggy Jan. 16 morning, and told police the victim was lying in the roadway when they struck him on Main Road in Laurel.
They are not suspects in Mr. Callaghan’s death, police said. (more…)