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Vehicle of Interest Impounded

Posted on: 5:30 am, August 10, 2012, by , updated on: 11:03pm, August 10, 2012

WILKES-BARRE — Investigators in Luzerne County impounded a truck they believe could be connected to the hit and run that killed a Kings College student.

Rebecca McCallick, 19, was killed last month while crossing Hazle Street in the early morning hours.

Police know the driver took off and they’ve been looking for that person ever since.

Wilkes-Barre police said they discovered a vehicle of interest Thursday in Hanover Township.

“At least they found the vehicle, so at least we`re one step closer, so it makes me feel a little bit better. It makes the situation a tiny bit better, but it doesn`t reverse the damage that has been done,” said Maureen Capella, a friend of the victim.

According to police records, the truck in police possession is registered to Danny Loughnane, the owner of a sports bar in Wilkes-Barre.

Police have not arrested anyone in connection with the hit and run.

Investigators said they need a warrant to search the truck.

“I don`t understand how a human being can do that, and don`t know if they were intoxicated, don`t know if they were speeding or something, but you hit something, you stay where you are,” said Capella.

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