$20,000 bond set for driver in fatal bicycle crash
Date posted: June 3, 2014
By Tracee Davis
The Sheridan Press
SHERIDAN — The woman who drove a vehicle into two bicyclists on Coffeen Avenue near Sheridan College on Saturday has been assigned a $20,000 cash bond in Sheridan County Circuit Court.
Hannah M. Terry, 34, faces two felony charges in connection with the accident that killed 65-year-old Sheridan resident Larry Hurst and severely injured his wife, Sara Hurst, 56. Larry Hurst retired as Sheridan High School assistant principal last year.
According to reports from Wyoming Highway Patrol, both victims were wearing helmets.
As of this morning, Terry had not posted bond and was in custody at the Sheridan County Detention Center awaiting further court proceedings.
The accident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday, when Terry’s minivan left its lane of travel and struck the bicyclists, who were traveling in the emergency lane in the same direction.
According to court documents, Terry was administered a field sobriety test and was unable to steadily stand on one foot or walk toe-to-toe. She told officers at the scene she was taking two different narcotic medications, hydrocodone and oxycontin, for back pain, but she did not feel they interfered with her ability to drive.
Terry, who was arrested at the scene, is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. She is also charged with driving while under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury, which can warrant an additional 10 years in prison and a fine between $2,000 and $5,000. Terry was also charged with driving without insurance, a misdemeanor.
Sara Hurst was life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana, and was in critical condition on Saturday. Since then, her condition has been upgraded to “fair.”