Friends Mourn Loss of King’s College Student

WILKES-BARRE -- Friends of Rebecca McCallick are mourning her loss. She would have been a sophomore this fall at King's College.

Friends are now making wristbands in her memory and remembering her as a talented, bubbly girl who wanted to be a writer.

For friends of Rebecca McCallick, it's been a tough time as they deal with her death at the hands of a hit-and-run driver. They say they remember the 19 year old as a sweet young woman.

"The one thing Becca really knew how to do was make someone feel loved," said Alfredo Jimenez, a friend from high school.

Alfredo Jimenez went to Crestwood High School in Mountain Top with McCallick, who died early Tuesday morning.

Police say she was hit by a black pickup truck outside the apartment she shared with her boyfriend along Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre.

"I don't understand. How could a human do that? How could someone like us do that?" said Jimenez.

Some of Becca's friends have made a Facebook page in her honor. It's called "Memory Bands for Rebecca McCallick." They're selling wristbands to honor her and to raise money for her family.

"I figured why not have a great outward physical sign to show our love and respect and care for Becca?" said Maureen Capella, a friend who started the Facebook page.

"She was the biggest sweetheart I ever knew. She was the nicest girl ever. You could talk to her about anything. I don't think I ever heard her complain about anything," said Jessica Vickers, a friend from high school.

The viewing for Rebecca McCallick is Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at McKune Funeral Home in Mountain Top.

The funeral is Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude parish in Mountain Top.

Wilkes-Barre Police are still trying to track down the driver and vehicle that hit her.

The police have also identified a potential second eyewitness to the crash. It appears that a second car behind the truck that hit McCallick stopped briefly at the scene and left before police arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilkes-Barre Police at 570-208-4201.


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