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2 new names added to Angel Tree in Billings

Posted at 6:55 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 20:55:45-05

BILLINGS — The names of two DUI victims were added to Yellowstone County's Angel Tree Thursday during a noontime ceremony at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.

The Angel Tree ceremony honors victims who've lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes in Yellowstone County.

The names of Sterling Dominguez and Jeff Dykeman now grace the Angel Tree.

The 20-year-old Dominguez died in May of 2018 when he was struck by a drunken driver as he crossed a Billings street.

Dykeman, who was 52, was struck and killed by an impaired driver who ignored detour signs at a construction site near South Billings Boulevard in October of 2018.

Dominguez's and Dykeman's names will also be added to the victim's plaque which is on permanent display in the courthouse lobby.

Four individuals in law enforcement and two community members were also honored today with Awards of Merit for their contributions to DUI awareness and enforcement.

Community members Kacy Keith and Traci Jordan were singled out, along with Billings Police Officer Cameron Farrell-Fox, MSU-B police officer Don Cetrone, Yellowstone County Sheriff Deputy Harrison Gillen and Officer Chase Rasmussen with the Laurel Police Department.