DEER TRAIL — A Colorado state trooper has died after being struck by a car while on the scene of a crash on Interstate 70.
The Colorado State Patrol says 37-year-old Trooper William Moden was outside of his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash when he was hit by another car that drove through late Friday night.
Col. Matthew Packard says Moden served as a trooper for 12 years. The incident happened on I-70 east of metro Denver, between Peoria and Deer Trail.
The incident happened on I-70 between Peoria and Deer Trail.
A fellow trooper at the scene started to render aid, and Moden was transported to University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where he was pronounced dead.
My thoughts are with the family of Colorado State Patrol trooper William Moden, lost in the line of duty last night. He served our state in law enforcement for 12 years and loved being a state trooper. Flags across the state will be lowered in his honor.https://t.co/t9uJDkDsOp— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) June 15, 2019
In March, another state trooper was struck and killed by a car while helping a motorist whose vehicle slid off the rode during a blizzard.