Probation, Jail Time in Fatal Crash Involving Ex-Corrections Officer — July 17, 2017
An ex-Tehama County corrections officer was sentenced to five years of probation for his involvement in a 2016 multi-car, chain-reaction car accident that killed an 81-year-old woman from Redding. Clayton Daniel Delaughder plead guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence in May. He was also sentenced to 240 days in jail and 80 hours of community service work. He no longer works for the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.
Delaughder had been texting as he drove on I5 southbound, south of Sunset Hills at approximately 1 p.m. on February 5th of 2016. A car was stopped in traffic halted from an accident ahead. Delaughder slammed into the back of it in his pick-up truck. The driver of the car was 81-year-old Olga Goya, a resident of Redding. She died later at the hospital of neck and head injuries. The traffic was backed up more than 8 miles after the two incidents. In the preceding crash, involving three-vehicles, Mary Garcia, 83-years-old, of Cottonwood, was driving her car northbound on I-5, just south of Sunset Hills when her car ran off the roadway and hit an embankment. The car went airborne and flew into the southbound lanes. Debris hit one car as a southbound pickup truck hit Garcia’s Hyundai. Garcia and her passenger suffered minor injuries.