4 charges filed against driver of collision that led to death of JeffCo Sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro

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Sgt. Sean Renfro was killed while helping a motorist who crashed during a snow storm.

Sgt. Sean Renfro was killed while helping a motorist who crashed during a snow storm.

GOLDEN, Colo. — A Denver woman has been charged with causing a collision that led to the death of off-duty Jefferson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Renfro, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Blair Gledhill, 22, was charged with one count of careless driving causing death and three counts of careless driving causing bodily injury in the accident on U.S. 285 near Windy Point on Jan. 3. Each count is a Class 1 traffic misdemeanor.

“It is alleged that Gledhill lost control of her vehicle on an icy roadway and crossed over the median, colliding with two people and a vehicle,” the district attorney’s office said in a news release. “Sgt. Renfro was one of the people hit in the collision. He died from his injuries. Three other people were injured, including the passenger in Ms. Gledhill’s car, a friend of Sgt. Renfro’s, and a state trooper who was injured when he was hit by debris during the collision. Sgt. Renfro, his friend and the trooper were at an existing accident scene.”

Renfro was off-duty when he stopped to help a couple with a baby who had been involved in a crash during a snowstorm.

Gledhill was not arrested. She is due in court for arraignment on April 14.

Each Class 1 traffic misdemeanor carries a possible penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

 

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