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Jan 17, 2014 2:55 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Services Scheduled For Westhampton Beach Graduate Killed In Hit-And-Run Accident

Jan 21, 2014 1:52 PM

UPDATE, Saturday, 9 p.m.:

Services have been announced for Cory Hubbard, who died Friday in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland.

Visitation will be held at the Follett and Werner Funeral Home on Mill Road in Westhampton Beach on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church on Meeting House Road on Quiogue.

UPDATE, 6:55 p.m.:

Officials from the Prince George's County Police Department said they recovered the vehicle believed to be involved in the accident, though the driver had not yet been charged Friday evening.

Detectives were working to recover evidence linking the driver, who turned himself in, with the car, police said.

UPDATE, 5 p.m.:

Police said the driver involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident has turned himself in.

They have not yet released the identification of the driver but expect to do so shortly, police said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A 2010 graduate of Westhampton Beach High School was killed early Friday morning in a hit-and-run accident in Maryland, where he attended college, authorities said.

Cory Hubbard, 22, was crossing Baltimore Avenue on foot in College Park at around 1:35 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle that detectives described as a dark blue metallic sedan, which immediately fled the scene, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Mr. Hubbard suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

He was a senior at the nearby University of Maryland majoring in kinesiology, the study of physical activity and its role in human health.

The Reverend Chuck Cary, pastor of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church and who baptized Mr. Hubbard as a baby, described him Friday afternoon as a “day-brightener” and a smart young man who had his whole life ahead of him.

“This is a very, very sad day,” Rev. Cary said. “I think everyone’s heart is broken.”

Rev. Cary added that Mr. Hubbard’s parents, Ralph and Holly Hubbard of Westhampton Beach, his brother, Kyle Hubbard, as well as his grandfather, Ben Larson of Westhampton Beach, were still in shock. Ms. Hubbard is a physcial education teacher at the Westhampton Beach Middle School.

“I know I speak for everyone when I say it’s hard to even begin to make sense of these tragedies,” Rev. Cary said, adding that the family has not yet scheduled services.

During his time at Westhampton Beach High School, Cory Hubbard was a talented athlete, earning recognition as an All-County lacrosse goalie. He also led the varsity football team as quarterback and was top competitor on the varsity wrestling team.

The Prince George’s County Police Department department released an image of the suspected vehicle that was captured on a surveillance camera immediately after the accident, and officials said they are offering a cash reward for assistance in the case. The vehicle sustained front-end damage in the incident, police said.

Officials with the department also said another individual was crossing the street at the time of the accident, but they had not yet confirmed whether that individual was another student or with Mr. Hubbard. Police said he was not in a crosswalk when he was fatally struck.

In a statement, Westhampton Beach Schools Superintendent Michael Radday described Mr. Hubbard as an "exceptional young man who was held in the highest esteem by our faculty, his classmates, and the entire school community."

"He was an excellent student and a gifted athlete—but most importantly he was an outstanding human being who touched the lives of so many people in a positive way," Mr. Radday continued. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hubbard family during this difficult time."

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh also released a statement Friday regarding the incident.

“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,” he states in the release. “In this time of loss, I ask that the entire Maryland family keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”

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Great kid from a great family. This is terrible.
By ex-pat (49), East Quogue on Jan 17, 14 3:07 PM
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This in capital letters. Rally around the Hubbards, everyone.
By traffic (26), Southampton on Jan 17, 14 3:25 PM
It is every parents' worst nightmare to send a child off to college and then receive a call with this tragic news. ...and another hit and run incident--way too common these days. It is a very sad, sad day.
By Mrs.Sea (268), Sag Harbor on Jan 17, 14 3:08 PM
Horrible news - his Uncle always spoke highly of his nephew... can't imagine what the family is going through and it must be very hard on all of them.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Jan 17, 14 3:31 PM
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Condolences to the family.

The article has been updated -- the driver turned himself in. His identity is to be released shortly. Thank you for this small kindness, hopefully this truly was an accident.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jan 17, 14 5:56 PM
Ugh....what a loss. My most very sincere condolences to the Hubbard Family and friends.
By whatapity (106), Tuckahoe on Jan 17, 14 9:59 PM
Sincere condolences to the Hubbard family. Prayers
By MISH (2), East Quogue on Jan 18, 14 8:43 AM
Such a heartbreaking tragedy. Rest in peace Cory. Prayers love and support to the Hubbard family and the entire Westhampton Beach community.
By bchgrl83 (52), Westhampton Beach on Jan 18, 14 10:03 AM
Incredibly sad. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. :(
By Robert I Ross (250), Hampton Bays on Jan 19, 14 4:53 PM
The Print update to the article is beautifully written by Ms. Moran.

Rest in Peace
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Jan 22, 14 5:02 PM
The tribute in the print edition is beautiful. Well done Ms. Moran.
By ex-pat (49), East Quogue on Jan 24, 14 5:59 PM