- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a retired Army colonel accused of hitting and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper with his truck as she was investigating a crash in Castle Rock.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://goo.gl/Ar55dX ) 52-year-old Eric Peter Henderson is facing felony charges of hit-and-run, vehicular homicide and tampering with evidence. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of drunken driving.

Prosecutors say Henderson spent the day drinking at a Denver Broncos game Nov. 15 before he hit 33-year-old Trooper Jaimie Jursevics and fled more than 15 miles.

Henderson retired from the Army in June 2013 after a 27-year career and was the chief of operations for the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command in his final post.

He and his attorney declined to comment after a court hearing Friday.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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