By Ava-joye Burnett

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police say an elderly woman was hit and killed early Tuesday, and investigators are still searching for the driver.

Investigators say the incident occurred around 5 a.m. Tuesday as 72-year-old Doris Ann Blackmon crossed Bel Air Road near Erdman Avenue. Police say the impact threw her body into another lane.

Police say the vehicle may be a Honda Passport.

“We do believe that the vehicle realized what happened,” says Baltimore Police Department spokesperson Nicole Monroe. “Witnesses say that the vehicle stopped, looked and then continued on.”

People in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood who knew Blackmon said her house was not far from where the driver hit her.

“She was a sweet woman, very nice, always great to the kids. One of those neighbors if she saw you outside in the cold, she would bring you in, warm you up and let you go,” says Lonzell Stanton.

Police believe the SUV may have front end damage, and the driver may have gone to a body shop for repairs. Police say the image of the SUV came from a traffic camera, but they were not able to enhance the license plate.

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Crash Team detectives are investigating this incident and are asking for anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2608 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

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