Man accused in fatal hit-and-run of U-Md. student will go on trial in December

A Cheverly man charged in the January hit-and-run crash that killed a University of Maryland student will go to trial in December, authorities said.

Officials announced the trial date for 29-year-old Liam Adepo on Friday morning after a judge set his bond at $10,000. Adepo faces several charges in connection with the death of 22-year-old Cory Hubbard, including negligent homicide, driving while impaired and failure to remain at the scene of an accident, state prosecutors said.

A jury indicted him on July 22, court records show.

Hubbard was crossing the busy stretch of Baltimore Avenue near Knox Road in College Park on Jan. 17 when a dark sedan struck him at about 2 a.m., police said. Hubbard was not in the crosswalk, but the driver didn’t stop after striking the college senior, authorities said.

Adepo turned himself in to police about 14 hours after Hubbard was struck, police say.

The death of Hubbard and other pedestrians being struck while crossing U.S. Route 1 in College Park prompted Maryland transportation officials to lower the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph, a change that took effect Friday.

In July, 21-year-old Janelle Marie Oni died in what police called a hit-and-run on Baltimore Avenue. And in April, 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins was hit while crossing the street in the same area. The driver in the crash that killed Pacanins stayed on the scene, police said.

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Lynh Bui is a Prince George's County public safety reporter and former Montgomery County education reporter.
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