In December 2012, Kizziar was behind the wheel with his wife, Melissa Jo Ulferts, in the passenger seat.
A family friend said Ulferts was afraid to drive in the weather conditions, so Kizziar drove instead. He lost control on Cressey Road in Plainwell, and crashed into a tree. Ulferts was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kizziar will be sentenced in Hastings for operating without a license causing death.