Driver in fatal UMd. hit-and-run turns self in

UPDATE: Friday – 1/17/2014, 7:16 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — Police say the driver involved in Friday morning’s fatal hit-and-run crash has turned himself in.

The vehicle thought to be in the collision has been recovered and is being held for evidence, Prince George’s County police say. Investigators are working to link the car forensically with evidence at the scene.

Detectives are also trying to positively link the driver to the striking vehicle before charges are placed.

The investigation is ongoing.

EARLIER – Friday – 1/17/2014, 4:01pm ET

WASHINGTON – A University of Maryland student is dead after a hit-and-run crash in College Park, near the university campus.

Police have identified the victim as 22-year-old Cory Hubbard of West Hampton Beach, New York.

Hubbard was crossing U.S. 1 near Knox Road when he was struck around 2 a.m. Friday by a dark blue metallic sedan. Police are still seeking the driver of the vehicle, but have released a photo of the suspect’s car and are currently asking anyone with information to call investigators at 301-731-4422 or Crime Solvers at 1-866- 411-TIPS.

“The initial impression from the investigator on the scene is that the car did not stop before or after the collision,” says Lt. William Alexander, assistant commander of the media relations division for the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Alexander, Hubbard was possibly crossing the street with another person.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends and the entire University of Maryland community,” says Alexander.

Officials closed southbound U.S. 1 to investigate the crash.

Alexander says Hubbard successfully crossed the northbound side of and was in the median. When he began to cross the southbound side, the car struck him.

“Baltimore Avenue … that part is a significant part of the College Park community and University of Maryland students obviously frequent that area. There’s a lot of pedestrian traffic there. This is not the first pedestrian accident we’ve had in that stretch of Route 1,” Alexander says.

The roadways reopened at about 6:30 a.m.


The Prince George’s County Police Department released this photo of the suspect’s car, right after the collision. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Police)

If you have any information about the crash, call Prince George’s County police at 301-352-1200.

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