Woman Sentenced to Ten Years for Driving Drunk and Killing Passenger
Published on January 09, 2018
GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) -- A Wyoming woman will spend the next decade behind bars for causing a deadly head-on collision last January.
On Tuesday, Weld County District Judge Shannon Lyons sentenced Ashley Moore, 31, of Wyoming, to 10 years in the Department of Corrections for causing a crash that killed 46-year-old Gerald James Sisneros.
According to an affidavit, the crash happened near 35th Avenue and 1st Street in Greeley on January 16, 2017. Moore was driving a white, 2002 Ford Taurus when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a black, 2015 Toyota Camry. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
However, Sisneros, the passenger in Moore’s vehicle at the time of the crash, sustained severe injuries including bleeding into both his abdomen and brain. He was taken into emergency surgery, but was later pronounced dead at North Colorado Medical Center.
Authorities said at the time of the crash, Moore did not have vehicle insurance and didn’t have a valid driving license.
During the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Weld Deputy District Attorney Jessica Morales asked Judge Lyons to impose the highest sentence, stating that Moore’s Blood Alcohol Level was .248, which is more than three times the legal limit.
“With this sentence, at least for the next decade, Ms. Moore will not be able to put any other people in danger the way she did the day she got behind the wheel drunk and killed Mr. Sisneros,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said. “But we know that no sentence, and no number of years behind bars will ever bring back Mr. Sisneros or heal his family from the tremendous hurt they’ve experienced and will continue to feel. Our hearts truly break for them.”