Hearing Continued for Cheyenne Man Charged in Fatal 2021 Crash
A court hearing for a Cheyenne man charged in connection with a 2021 crash that left a pedestrian dead has been continued.
Brandon Cabot Sibbitt, 33, was scheduled to appear in Laramie County Circuit Court this (Wednesday) afternoon, but his preliminary hearing has been pushed to March 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
The crash happened around 5 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2021, in the 3600 block of E. Lincolnway, near Shari's Cafe and Pies.
Police say Sibbitt was driving west when 62-year-old Cheyenne resident Joe Sanders, who was attempting to cross the road in an unlit area where there is no crosswalk, walked into his path.
Sibbitt swerved left but still struck Sanders, sending him vaulting off the right side of his BMW.
Sanders suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sibbitt, who was still sitting in his BMW when police contacted him, was checked for signs of impairment, but none were found.
Police say Sibbitt consented to a blood draw at the scene which was collected without a search warrant.
On May 13, 2022, police received the results of Sibbitt's blood draw, which indicated he had THC in his system at the time of the crash. No alcohol was present.
An arrest warrant for aggravated vehicular homicide was issued for Sibbitt on Jan. 30, 2023, and he was taken into custody on Feb. 12, 2023.
He made his initial court appearance on Feb. 13, 2023, and was released from jail after posting a $5,000 cash bond.
If convicted, Sibbitt could face up to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
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