Family, friends call for justice in firefighter's hit-and-run death

Family and friends of the Somerville firefighter who was killed in a hit-and-run five months ago are holding out hope for an arrest in the

George Kavanaugh was struck by a vehicle on March 6 at around 9:30 p.m. as he walked outside the Lincoln Hose Company to wait for his ride home.

George Kavanaugh was struck by a vehicle on March 6 at around 9:30 p.m. as he walked outside the Lincoln Hose Company to wait for his ride home. (8/8/15)

SOMERVILLE - Family and friends of the Somerville firefighter who was killed in a hit-and-run five months ago are holding out hope for an arrest in the case.

George Kavanaugh was struck by a vehicle on March 6 at around 9:30 p.m. as he walked outside the Lincoln Hose Company to wait for his ride home.

Jake Hoffman, also a fireman in town, recently created a Facebook page to reignite the public's interest in the search.

He says he wants people to start talking again, and hopes renewed interest will convince the driver to surrender.

There is a $15,000 reward for information in the case that leads to the driver.

A witness has suggested that the suspect may have been driving either a Honda CRV or a Volvo XC60.

Adding to the mystery of this case is a theory proposed by some that the suspect may have actually been a member of the Somerville Fire Department. That theory is based on a witness account that a car was idling in the driveway of the firehouse when Kavanaugh walked out.  

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 2 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
The water line feeds many homes and business 3 Water main break in Kearny affects Bayonne
Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East 4 Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East Brunswick
A new United Way ALICE report has found 5 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Friends hope to reignite the investigation into Somerville Suspect still sought in firefighter's hit-and-run

It has been five months since a Somerville firefighter was killed in a hit-and-run accident,

Somerville firefighter George Kavanaugh was killed in a Reward raised in fatal Somerville firefighter hit-and-run

Authorities have doubled a reward to $10,000 as they search for the motorist who struck

Somerville firefighter George Kavanaugh was killed in a Somerville firefighter killed in hit-and-run laid to rest

A volunteer firefighter who was struck and killed by a driver outside a Somerville firehouse

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE