(US District Court, Cheyenne.)
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Robin Neubauer, 29, has been sentenced to one year of supervised probation with three months of home confinement for the negligent homicide by vehicle of 61-year-old Rex Coando.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Cheyenne announced that she was sentenced on Dec. 4. Earlier this year she pleaded guilty to the charge.
The crime stems from the Aug. 10, 2012, wreck at the intersection of South Fork Road and Highway 287. Coroner Ed McAuslan in 2012 told County10.com that Coando died at Lander Regional Hospital of internal injuries in the wreck.
“The victim was lawfully turning his motorcycle from the road he occupied onto an intersecting road, his turn signal was activated,” U.S. District Attorney’s Spokesman John Powell said. “He was stopped on the road waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before he made his turn.”
“Ms. Neubauer was traveling at 46 mph in a 40 mph zone and was actually increasing in speed through the point of impact,” Powell continued. “She did not see him for some unknown reason, did not swerve and did not hit her brakes until after the point of impact. The day was clear and the road conditions were dry and clear.”
Ms. Neubauer was sentenced by United States Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee to one year supervised probation with three months home confinement; work release; $2,866.00 restitution; a $2,000.00 fine and a $25.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.