Caught on camera---the image of the dump truck, pulling a trailer with a small bobcat behind it, suspected of running over a Laurel woman as she crossed Dorsey Road on Tuesday night in Elkridge and of failing to stop to try to render her aid.
Imagine the shock when the driver of that vehicle became aware of what had happened.
"We aired that video and this morning got a call from someone who identified himself as the driver of that dump truck and immediately came into the police department and is cooperating fully," said Sherry Lewellyn of the Howard County Police Department.
The news will bring only measured comfort to the family of 54-year-old Huma Rani Isfahani who leaves behind a husband, a son, two daughters and two granddaughters.
She had apparently driven to Elkridge to visit some relatives when her life was cut short.
"We received a 911 call that there had been some kind of collision, that there was a woman who appeared to be injured in the roadway,” said Lewellyn, “Sadly, she died as a result of her injuries."
Officers canvassed the area and eventually located doorbell camera video of the dump truck, which struck her and kept going.
Even though the driver has now come forward, police say there is still much work to be done to determine how the accident unfolded.
"This is so early in the investigation. We have a long way to go,” said Lewellyn, “There will still be all the standard things done like accident reconstruction. There'll be some scientific test results. There'll be interviews not only with the driver, but also some other possible witnesses. So this is a very open and active investigation, but having this driver come forward and cooperate is a big step for us in the right direction."
At this point, police have not filed any charges against the driver in this case.