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.

2022's Deadliest Wyoming County by Traffic Deaths

While car crashes can occur anywhere, some roads in Wyoming are more dangerous than others.

According to Wyoming Highway Patrol data, there were 117 fatal crashes in the Cowboy State in 2022 resulting in 133 deaths.

Of those fatal crashes, the majority (13.68%) occurred in Laramie County -- two in January, one in February, one in March, two in April, one in June, two in July, three in August, two in September, one in November, and one in December.

Sweetwater County saw the second most fatal crashes last year, 12, while Fremont and Lincoln counties each saw 10.

Albany and Park counties each recorded eight, and Campbell, Converse, and Natrona counties each tallied seven.

The deadliest 2022 crash in Laramie County took place on June 17 when two semis collided on Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne and immediately became engulfed in flames killing both drivers and a passenger.



Laramie County also saw two fatal crashes involving motorcyclists, two fatal crashes involving juveniles, and a fatal crash involving a pedestrian last year.

Below is the Wyoming Highway Patrol narrative of every fatal crash that occurred in Laramie County in 2022.

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