Bloomington resident pleads not guilty after hit and run accident

By WEEK Producer

Bloomington resident pleads not guilty after hit and run accident

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- Bloomington resident Katie Barker pleaded 'not guilty" Friday to multiple felony charges, including aggravated driving under the influence in an accident that caused injury or death, driving on a suspended license, and failure to report an accident with injury.

Barker was arrested last month, shortly after a hit and run accident which claimed the life a 21-year-old woman, Lauren Leffler of Bloomington.

Leffler and a companion were crossing the street when they were struck down.

Katie Barker, who has a history of traffic arrests and DUI convictions, was appointed a public defender for her trial.

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