SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was killed Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle on Coffeen Avenue while riding his bicycle approximately one half mile south of Sheridan College. Larry Hurst, 65, died at the scene, while his wife, Sara Hurst, was life-flighted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.
A spokesperson at St. Vincent’s Hospital indicated that Sara Hurst was in critical condition Saturday, but her condition is now fair, though she is still being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Public Involvement Specialist Ronda Holwell said in a press release the two bicyclists were traveling single file in the southbound emergency lane when they were struck by a vehicle traveling in the same direction.
Sheridan County Coroner P.J. Kane said an autopsy for Larry Hurst has not yet been completed.
According to court documents filed Monday at noon, the driver was Hannah M. Terry, who was born in 1979.
Terry faces two felony charges in the case. The first count is aggravated homicide by vehicle, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Count two is driving while under the influence of a controlled substance causing serious bodily injury, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $5,000.
Terry did not perform well on field sobriety tests, but it was determined alcohol was not a factor. Terry said she was taking oxycontin and hydrocodone because of a back problem. Terry indicated she worked at JBs Restaurant, which is closed, and did occasional road construction work.
Terry will appear at Sheridan County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. today.
Editor’s note: This article was modified at 12:15 p.m. to include information regarding the charges filed by Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle.