On July 5, 29-year-old Kelly Ann Hurlbert of Traverse City, pictured above at right, was riding her bicycle when she was hit from behind by a truck or SUV. The vehicle dragged her about a block and a half. She died at a hospital; the driver remains at large.
Now a friend of Hurlbert's and an anonymous donor have put up a combined $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who hit her, according to MLive.com.
I'm posting this because we have such a strong track record when it comes to catching vehicles, regardless of any reward involved. Sadly, there's not much to go on here.
Police say Hurlbert was riding east in the 600 block of Washington Street in Traverse City shortly before 2 a.m. when she was hit by a vehicle described as a dark SUV or truck, or a silver SUV. That's based on varying witness accounts, according to a release by the Traverse City Police Department.
Despite the dearth of information, Hurlbert's friends and family are desperately hoping someone out there knows something. Maybe it's a body shop that has seen the damaged vehicle; maybe it's an acquaintance of the person responsible. And a website has been posted to memorialize her here.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Traverse City Police at 231-995-5152 or Silent Observer at 231-947-8477. We don't have much to work with this time, but let's see if we can at least get the word out.
Photo credit family via MLive.com