Update: The Prince George’s County Police Department is reporting that the driver involved in the fatal accident has turned himself in. No other details have been made available.
Previous: Friends and family were devastated to learn early Friday morning that Westhampton native Cory Hubbard, 22, a student at Maryland University, lost his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.
According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, Hubbard was killed while trying to cross Baltimore Avenue at Knox Road in College Park at 2:00 a.m.
Police said he was taken to a nearby hospital, but later pronounced dead.
Investigators are now looking for a dark metallic blue vehicle with right front-end damage. Police said the car’s driver did not stop or slow down before fleeing the scene and have released a photo of the car.
“It is with deep sadness that we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the University of Maryland student killed this morning in a tragic, senseless accident,” said Wallace D. Loh, president of the University of Maryland in a statement. “In this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”
Hubbard, who is a 2010 graduate of Westhampton Beach High School was a senior at Maryland University.
Growing up in Westhampton Beach, Hubbard excelled on high school sports teams including wrestling and football. He was a member of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, where he went to help build homes for the needy with the REACH program.
Friends were heartbroken at the tragic news. "Cory was always full of a never-ending energy," said Joanna DeLeon. "He was blessed with a light that could shine for eternity. His smile made you smile and his laugh made you laugh. He brought joy to people's lives and I will always remember him that way."
The Westhampton Beach School District share the following sentiments: "The Westhampton Beach School District mourns the loss of Cory Hubbard, a 2010 graduate of Westhampton Beach High School. Cory was an exceptional young man who was held in the highest esteem by our faculty, his classmates, and the entire school community. He was an excellent student and a gifted athlete – but most importantly he was an outstanding human being who touched the lives of so many people in a positive way. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hubbard family during this difficult time."Rev. Chuck Cary, of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, where the Hubbard family went to church, was equally saddened. He wrote, "Tragedy came upon us Friday in the untimely death of Mr. Corey Hubbard, son of Ralph and Holly, brother to Kyle, and grandson of Ben Larson of our church. Corey was a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in Kinesiology. He was known as a bright light within his family. Our hearts break at this loss. Arrangements at this point are incomplete. As they take shape they will be announced in Sunday worship and posted on our website. Meanwhile, please pray for the Hubbard family, that the deep wound they feel will begin to find healing in the love and support of their church and their community."