COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- The driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run has turned himself in, police said.
The driver struck and killed a student near the University of Maryland campus in College Park early Friday morning.
The student has been identified as 22-year-old Cory Hubbard of West Hampton Beach, New York.
Police have recovered the car involved in the collision.
Officer Harry Bond, spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department, says Hubbard was attempting to cross Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) at Knox Road when he was struck by a dark colored vehicle traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue just before 2:00 a.m. Officer Bond says he was in serious condition when he was transported to a local hospital, but has since been pronounced dead.
Police say Hubbard, who was a UMD student, was not in the crosswalk at the time he was struck by the vehicle.
It is not clear if Hubbard or the driver were leaving any of the bars that line Route 1, but today students and alumni are speculating:
"I heard people outside talking and screaming like always drunk coming from the bars, said Alum Esteban Del Solar who lives nearby.
"These kids, they just get drunk. I mean I've seen it before when I was younger." added Jerry Medina, "I didn't go here but I partied a lot and it needs to stop."
"If you're a parent looking at a safe school for your child to attend it could definitely take away any high standard of the University of Maryland, said UMD Student Brianna Burnette.
As police measure the 10 feet the victim's body flew and hit a nearby light pole - breaking off a sign and shattering its glass; detectives canvass the area talking to folks hoping they and the many surveillance cameras will help them catch this driver.
The University of Maryland has released a statement:
This morning, shortly after 2:00 a.m., officers were called to the intersection of Knox Road at Baltimore Avenue for a pedestrian hit and run. The victim, a University of Maryland student, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased was attempting to cross Baltimore Avenue when he was hit. He was struck by a dark colored vehicle traveling southbound on Baltimore Avenue.
"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 this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers."
The police investigation of this matter is ongoing. Prince George's County Police is leading the investigation, however the university is assisting with all appropriate resources, including the University of Maryland Police Department. The university is committed to doing everything possible to provide assistance for our community during this time. If you have any information that could assist in the ongoing investigation, please contact Prince George's County Police Department's tip line at 1-866-411-TIPS.