SHERIDAN — A woman may faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated vehicular homicide in Sheridan County Circuit Court after an incident Sunday killed her husband.
Angela Livingston allegedly struck her husband with a Ram 2500 Sunday near Brundage and Connor streets in Sheridan. Livingston appeared in circuit court Monday for an initial hearing.
Department officers responded to the 300 block of East Brundage Street after receiving a report of an individual struck by a motor vehicle. SPD officials said in a press release that the male victim was struck by a truck being operated by his wife, Livingston, after he exited the vehicle without her knowledge. Livingston had stopped in the middle of the road during a verbal altercation with a male and female riding a motorcycle.
The man was treated at the scene by Rocky Mountain Ambulance and Sheridan Fire-Rescue before being transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“This tragedy unfolded due to a multitude of unfortunate events, with alcohol being a contributing factor,” SPD Chief Rich Adriaens said in a press release.
Livingston and her husband were traveling north on Sheridan Avenue when they turned left on to East Brundage Street, nearly hitting the motorcyclists that were turning right from Brundage Street on to Sheridan Avenue. Both parties swerved to avoid a collision, said Sheridan County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Larosa during the initial hearing Monday.
Livingston, her husband and the motorcyclists then exchanged words and obscene gestures with each other. Livingston’s husband exited the vehicle and moved to the front of the vehicle. The motorcyclists reported that Livingston was looking at them when she accelerated and did not see her husband in front of the vehicle. Acceleration marks that matched the treads of the vehicle were found at the scene, Larosa said.
Livingston said she had two beers at Luminous Brewhouse that night, with the last being at 4 p.m. Security footage shows Livingston and her husband leaving the brewery at 6:10 p.m. more than an hour before the accident.
Livingston’s two kids were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, Larosa said.
Defense Attorney Ryan Healy represented Livingston during the hearing. Her family and employer also attended the hearing. Healy said Livingston is not a flight risk and she should be allowed to be with her family during this time.
Her next court date will depend on charges, which Larosa said are currently being reviewed. Livingston was given a $10,000 unsecured bond.