Colorado Trooper Killed In Blizzard

A Colorado State Patrol trooper was killed Wednesday after he was struck on the side of Interstate 76 by a driver who apparently lost control of his vehicle during the blizzard.

Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, was struck by a 2001 Volvo driven by John Carpenter, 58, of Centennial, according to the state patrol.

Groves was at the scene of a vehicle that slid off the highway near mile marker 47 just west of Roggen when he was killed.

Carpenter was injured and taken to Platte Valley Medical Center. with moderate injuries.

High speed in poor driving conditions — during the blizzard — are being investigated as a possible cause of the fatal crash.

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