Woman killed in hit and run in Northeast Baltimore, family wants justice

Posted at 11:24 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 07:05:19-05

A son makes a plea for the driver who hit and killed his mother to come forward.  Someone struck the woman along Bel Air Road in Northeast Baltimore Tuesday morning while she was heading to work.

Doris Blackmon woke up for work as she did every day. At 72, she still had a job that she took pride in. Her son Dale told ABC2 through tears that she was a wonderful person and that no one deserves to be left to die as his mother was.

"We're devastated, we're angry-- it just didn't have to happen," said Dale Blackmon.

"This could be anybody's mother that this happened to they come flying up and down Bel Air Road all the time," he said.

It all happened in the 2300 block around 5:15 a.m.

"She was on her way to work she had just stepped off that curb to cross the street to the bus stop when whoever that person was driving that vehicle hit her from behind," said Blackmon.

Baltimore Police believe a Honda Passport could be the vehicle. You can see damage to the front end. Investigators are now looking at surveillance video from the area but the Blackmon family will never recover.

"This person committed murder, a senseless murder," said Blackmon.

This is the second hit and run in just two days in the city. A man was critically injured after he was struck while crossing the street at North Central Avenue and East Fayette Street.  Families left behind all have the same question. 

"I want to know why. I want them to look me in the eye and tell me why they didn't stop."

Blackmon said there needs to be more lights and traffic cameras in the busy area. For now, he's just left with memories.

"This family is devastated, our hearts are broken.  I grew up here, my mother grew up right around the corner, my family's been in this neighborhood since 1942."

His plea to the driver, a heartbreaking one

"Have the integrity to admit you messed up and turn yourself in," said Blackmon 

Crash detectives are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Metro Crime Stoppers.