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Maryland Man Sentenced to 2 Years for UMD Student's Death

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    News4's Prince George's County bureau chief Tracee Wilkins reports on the emotional sentencing day of a Maryland man who killed a University of Maryland student in a 2014 hit-and-run crash. (Published Friday, Jan. 30, 2015)

    A Maryland man will spend two years in prison for a hit-and-run crash that killed a University of Maryland student.

    Liam Adepo, 30, of Hyattsville was sentenced Friday afternoon.

    Adepo turned himself in on Jan. 18 last year, the day after police say he hit 22-year-old Cory Hubbard (pictured above) as he crossed a street midblock at 1:30 a.m. There was no crosswalk in the area.

    Hubbard was thrown into a nearby lamppost after the force of the accident sent him into the air. He died soon after.

    Police say the driver drove away from the scene, not pausing to try to help Hubbard.

    Adepo later called police to tell them he was the driver.

    Prosecutors say that shortly before the crash, Adepo was captured on surveillance video leaving a College Park pub and walking with difficulty.

    He pleaded guilty in November to leaving a fatal accident scene in a plea agreement with prosecutors, who dropped other charges in exchange. He will be sentenced Friday in Prince George's County Circuit Court.

    "I'm really heartbroken," said the Rev. Chuck Cary, Hubbard's pastor at West Hampton Presbyterian Church, shortly after the crash. "I've known this family for a long time. It leaves a deep, dark hole no one wants to fill."

    Hubbard, from West Hampton Beach, New York, was a goalie for his club lacrosse team at Maryland and would have graduated in May 2014.