Police investigate possible hit-and-run that killed jogger in Laurel

Police say that that 49-year-old James Callaghan, of Jamesport, was struck and killed by multiple cars on Route 25 near Laurel Lane. (1/16/14)

LAUREL - A jogger was killed in a possible hit-and-run this morning in Laurel.

Police say that 49-year-old James Callaghan, of Jamesport, was struck and killed by multiple cars on Route 25 near Laurel Lane. The crash happened before 6 a.m.

Callaghan was pronounced dead at the scene.

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So far, there have been no arrests. Police say they are also looking into whether fog played a role.

The crash closed one of the two east-to-west traffic arteries on the North Fork for hours.

Police say Callaghan was not wearing a reflective vest, and may have been distracted because he was wearing earphones.

Local motorists say the 50 mph speed limit often encourages drivers to go too fast.


 

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