Man Sentenced For Fatal Crash In Tehama County

A 23-year-old man from Fort Jones has been sentenced for causing the death of a young boy in Tehama County. On July 25th of 2013 Tyler Burrone was driving a southbound Ford F-250 pickup pulling a livestock trailer on Highway 99 near Los Molinos. 32-year-old Katie Ramsey of Gerber was stopped on the highway in a southbound Nissan Maxima waiting to turn left onto Sherman Street. Burrone approached from behind and didn't see in time that the car was stopped because he was texting on his cell phone. His truck plowed into the back of the small car and pushed it into the path of a northbound tractor-trailer. The big rig ended up on its side and the twisted wreckage of the Maxima was engulfed in fire. Ramsey suffered critical injuries and was hospitalized for months with multiple broken bones. Her son, 5-year-old Gunner Langenderfer, was killed. Burrone and the trucker were uninjured.  the Tehama County D.A.'s Office filed charges last April against Burrone, and he pleaded guilty last month. He's been sentenced to 340 days in Tehama County Jail, as well as 5 years probation and 100 hours of community service. He also must write a letter of apology to Gunner's parents and give ten presentations at schools on the dangers of texting and driving.