A 19-year-old Redwood City woman convicted of a misdemeanor in causing the deaths of three people, including two members of the Tongan royal family, in a July 2006 crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park was sentenced this morning in San Mateo County Superior Court to two years in county jail.
A jury in June found Delgado guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for a July 5, 2006, nighttime crash that occurred when Delgado's white Mustang changed lanes and sideswiped a Ford Explorer carrying Tonga's Prince Tu'ipelehake, 54; Princess Kaimana Tu'ipelehake, 45; and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, 36.
All three were killed when the Explorer lost control and flipped over on the highway.
Prosecutors had sought a felony manslaughter conviction that would have carried a maximum eight-year prison sentence.
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