GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman who struck and killed an off-duty Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy directing traffic at the scene of a multi-car crash in January has been sentenced.
Blair Gledhill was sentenced to 10 days in jail on Friday afternoon.
Gledhill, 23, pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of careless driving resulting in death and two counts of careless driving resulting in injury in July.
“Very respectful to the family and their loss, not only to the family but to this community,” said Gledhill’s attorney Mark Bryant.
Gledhill lost control of her car on Jan. 3 while driving on snowy U.S. 285 near Conifer.
Her car crossed the highway, striking Sergeant Sean Renfro, another person and a vehicle. Renfro had stopped to help a family involved in a different crash. The 15-year department veteran left behind a wife and four children.
“We learned once again that the loss of a marvelous man, dedicated servant that not only exhibited those traits during his on duty hours but lived the principals of what the sheriff’s office stands for,” said Jeffco DA Peter Weir.
“Certainly there is no sentence that is going to replace the loss of Sean Renfro but I think the judge found a nice balance in that,” said Jeffco Sheriff Jeff Shrader.
No alcohol or drugs were found to be involved in the accident.