Still No Charges For Driver in Hit-and-Run that Killed U-Md. Student
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Updated: Jan. 19, 2014 7:18 a.m.
Original: Jan. 17, 2014 5:37 a.m.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (CBSDC) — A driver involved in a Prince George’s County hit-and-run that killed a University of Maryland student has turned himself in to authorities.
The man identifying himself as the driver surrendered to police around 4 p.m. Friday, but authorities have not released his name or filed charges in the case.
Prince George’s County police say the crash happened early Friday in College Park. University of Maryland student Cory Hubbard, 22, of West Hampton Beach, N.Y. was crossing U.S. Route 1 near Knox Road when police say he was hit by a blue, metallic sedan. He was taken to an area hospital, where police say he died.
Police say a surveillance camera captured “graphic” footage of the accident. The car struck the student with enough force to catapult him into a sign hanging 10 feet above the sidewalk, police say.
The driver fled, but police found the sedan believed to have been used in the incident around 6 p.m. Friday.
Police initially had few details about the striking vehicle, saying only they were searching for a dark-colored sedan that had been traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue. However, detectives were able to obtain footage from a university security camera that provided a “real good” look at the crash, according to WNEW reporter John Domen.
“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,” university president Wallace D. Loh said. “In this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Police ask anyone with pertinent information to call 1-866-411-TIPS.
WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report.