- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A retired Army colonel involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol trooper has pleaded guilty to two felonies.

Eric Henderson appeared in court in Castle Rock on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence, as well as evidence tampering stemming from the Nov. 15 crash that killed 33-year-old Trooper Jaimie Jursevics (JAY’-me JUR’-zah-vicks). The Denver Post reports the judge dismissed three other counts as part of a plea deal.

Prosecutors say Henderson, who is due for sentencing June 28, spent the day drinking at a Broncos game before he hit the trooper as she investigated a crash on Interstate 25 in Castle Rock.

The 52-year-old retired from the Army in June 2013 after a 27-year career.

Jursevics left behind a husband and an infant daughter.

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