Colo. trooper struck, killed by vehicle during blizzard

The trooper was at the scene of a vehicle that slid off the highway

Duty Death: Daniel Groves - [Colorado]

End of Service: 03/14/2019


By Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

ROGGEN, Colo. – 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.

Pictured is Cpl. Daniel Groves. (Photo/CSP)
Pictured is Cpl. Daniel Groves. (Photo/CSP)

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.

Groves, who had been with CSP since 2007, is survived by his partner of two years.

Charges have not been filed in the case.

©2019 The Denver Post

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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