Longmont Woman Sentenced in Fatal Crash Near Platteville

January 25, 2019
Longmont Times-Call

A Weld County Judge on Friday sentenced a Longmont woman charged in connection with a fatal crash near Platteville last year to jail and probation.

The charge against Shelby Adler stemmed from a three-vehicle crash on Colo. 66 near Platteville on June 2 that killed 31-year-old Jeffrey Ray Gould, also of Longmont.

Online court records indicate Adler, 22, was sentenced to 100 days in jail, two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay various fees.

Adler pleaded guilty in November to one count of careless driving resulting in death, and prosecutors dropped a careless driving resulting in injury charge. Adler does not appear to have any prior criminal or traffic record in Colorado, according to court records.

An accident report states that Adler was eastbound on Colo. 66 near Platteville on June 2 when she crossed over the center line and struck Gould’s vehicle head on. Gould was killed and two passengers — his wife and 3-year-old son — sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Adler was also injured.

The driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash was not injured, according to the report.

The Greeley Tribune reported that Gould was one of seven people to die on Weld County roads in the first two weeks of June last year.

Gould worked for the Colorado Department of Transportation, and friends and family said he was involved in the Boulder County Bucket Calf Show .

Adler’s attorney couldn’t be immediately reached for comment on Friday afternoon. She was not listed as being in custody at the jail.

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