Man sentenced to prison for fatal DUI crash

Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail
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SPARKS, NV (KOLO) - An Arizona man has been sentenced to prison for a DUI crash that killed a woman in Sparks in 2017.

67-year-old Linda Hutchcroft of Reno was killed in the three-vehicle crash in the area of McCarran Boulevard and Pyramid Way in April 2017.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says 26-year-old Clinton Godac was driving a Nissan Frontier the wrong direction on McCarran in a construction zone, westbound in the eastbound lane, approaching Pyramid. Head on, he hit a Mercury Sable traveling east on McCarran, then hit a Ford Aerostar van, also headed east.

All three drivers were hospitalized. Hutchcroft, driving the Aerostar, was killed; her passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries, as did the Sable driver. Godac was released from the hospital and booked into the Washoe County jail for Felony DUI causing death.

After pleading guilty, he was sentenced June 10, 2019 to 20 years prison on the DUI charge, with parole possible after five years. He was also sentenced to 264 days in the Washoe County jail on a related charge of Battery on a Protected Person. According to the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, Godac assaulted the emergency medical technician who was rendering first aid at the scene of the crash.

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Mugshot courtesy Washoe County jail