On Sunday morning David McCarthy rang Michelle Lech’s doorbell. He had come there to tell her that he had information on the death of her sister Melissa who was struck by a hit and run driver and killed on August 7, 2008.
Michelle Lech and her husband were caught by surprise when McCarthy, 27, admitted that he was the driver who had struck her sister on that summer night.
Melissa Lech was a student at the University of Illinois and wanted to become a lawyer. McCarthy, who’s father is an attorney, was charged Monday with Melissa’s death and is being held at the Will County jail with bail set at $1 million.