Woman charged in deadly Barry County hit-and-run crash

BARRY COUNTY, MICH. - Days after 40-year-old Carla Reiffer was killed in a hit-and-run crash while riding her bike, a Middleville woman has been charged in connection to the case.

Kelleigh Linae Hobbs, a 29 year old also from Middleville, was charged Monday, June 26, with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death. She also faces charges of moving violation causing death and marijuana possession.

The first charge carries the most severe punishment if convicted: 15 years in prison.

Reiffer left behind a husband and three children. She was hit Friday in the area of Whitneyville and Parmalee roads in Thornapple Township.

"She meant a lot to me," said Michaela Blain, a friend. "There were times when I was going through some hard times, my mom passed away when I was little, so she was one of those people that clung to me almost and just wanted to be there and support me through all my decisions.

"She was very important to me, absolutely." 

Hobbs' hearing is set for Wednesday, July 5. Authorities set bond at $250,000.

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