Police investigating the death of a pedestrian in Laurel are considering the possibility that he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver while he was jogging in dense fog early Thursday morning.

Southold Town Police said two vehicles that struck James Callaghan of Jamesport while he was apparently laying in Route 25 near the corner of Laurel Lane shortly before 6 a.m. had stopped at the scene.

“Investigators are considering the possibility that Callaghan may have been struck first by a vehicle [that] then left the scene,” police said in a news release.

They are also exploring the likelihood that he suffered a medical emergency that caused him to be in the roadway.

Southold police detectives ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-765-2600.


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