Baltimore Ave. and Knox Rd. were closed for a substantial amount of time early Friday morning after a tragic incident occurred. Here are some details from WBAL-TV.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact Prince George’s County Police at 1-866-411-TIPS.
Surprisingly, as of 9am on Friday, students have not received any text alerts or emails regarding this incident.
The victim of this fatality is a male and police are looking for a dark blue metallic sedan with front end damage according to WBAL’s Mia Rosas on Twitter (@Mia124).
UPDATE: We now know the name of the victim in Friday morning’s hit and run. Cory Hubbard, a 22-year-old from West Hampton Beach, NY; had been “out for drinks earlier in the night” according to friends. Hubbard was a goalie for his club lacrosse team at Maryland according to police.
One of his friends told WJLA-TV:
“He just got hit by the car, flew 20 feet in the air, hit a street sign, and I mean, that was it.”
On behalf of everyone at Pulsefeedz, our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Mr. Hubbard.
Also, according to the Prince George’s County Police on Twitter:
Driver involved in fatal hit-&-run with @UofMaryland student has turned himself in.
The driver in the fatal hit-&-run accident in #CollegePark has not yet been charged We’re unable to identify him at this time
Car believed to have been used in fatal @UofMaryland hit-&-run has been recovered. Detectives working to positively link driver to the car.
Here is a photo released by police of what is believed to be the suspect’s vehicle:
MY TAKE: This case brings up a common concern among students about the fact that there is no crosswalk on the intersection of Baltimore Ave. and Knox Rd.
On a highly congested Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night, the intersection becomes extremely dangerous for the dozens of students crossing various streets as well as drivers passing through.
This may have been the unfortunate wake-up call that could make a difference for so many other students in the future if the city of College Park chooses to step up and provide order where there is currently calamity.