Police receive over 200 tips on deadly hit and run
The Traverse City Police Department has logged 210 tips from the public regarding the hit and run accident that killed Kelly Boyce Hurlbert.
Police and the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office say they are processing and following up on every tip received.
The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect has increased to $50,000, made up of donations from friends through Quarter After Entertainment online, Graceland Fruit employees, and the Silent Observer Program.
Police continue to ask that anyone with information about the incident, or anyone that was in the area at the time of the incident, contact the detectives assigned to the case. They can be reached at 231-995-5152. Anonymous callers can also use 231-947-8477.
Kelly Boyce Hurlbert was hit while riding her bike on Washington Street just before 2am July 5. Police say after she was hit, she was dragged by the vehicle for more than 1 1/2 blocks. Hurlbert had left work at North Peak Brewing Company and was just a block away from her home where she was left. She died a short time later at the hospital.
Friends and family will gather Thursday at one of Hurlbert's favorite places, F&M park, at 2 p.m. to celebrate her life. Those attending are encouraged to ride bicycles to the service and take park in a bicycle processional through downtown Traverse City after the memorial.
There is also a website set up by friends of the family to help with hospital and funeral costs. The website was also created to make sure accurate information on the investigation is given to the public. You can also donate to the Paul Hurlbert Benefit Fund at any Traverse City State Bank