Updated at 1:30 p.m.
Police have confirmed that Westhampton Beach, NY, native Corey Hubbard, 22, a student at the University of Maryland, died 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 about 2 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 baseball. He was a member of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, where he went to help build homes for the needy with the REACH program.
Anyone who recognizes the car is asked to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s investigators at 301-731-4422 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You won’t have to give your name. There is a cash reward being offered in this case.
This story contains reporting from Westhampton Beach Patch Editor Erica Jackson.