BALTIMORE — A 63-year-old woman is dead after a hit and run crash in northeast Baltimore Friday morning.
The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. on Sinclair Lane at Dudley Avenue, not far from Herring Run Park.
Police say the suspect hit a 63-year-old woman and then kept on driving. Medics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
The Baltimore Police Department tells WMAR-2 News they are searching for a white vehicle with front end and windshield damage. It was last seen northbound in the 3800 block of Sinclair Lane.
The investigation closed Sinclair Lane between Chesterfield Avenue and Shannon Drive. If you are traveling in the area, use Brehms Lane or Pulaski Highway.
The 63-year-old woman has not yet been identified.
At a press conference held Friday, Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle referenced the recent spate of hit-and-run crashes. A Towson University student was struck and killed in a hit-and-run on Dec. 8. A doctor at Johns Hopkins Dec. 15. The drivers in both incidents were arrested, charged, and denied bail. He pleaded with people who are involved in crashes, even if they think they struck a person on accident, to remain on the scene and call for help.
"An accident is an accident; it doesn’t become a hit-and-run until it leaves the scene," Tuggle said. "You make a bad problem far worse when you leave the scene because we are going to try to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law."