- Associated Press - Friday, November 25, 2016

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was hit and killed by a commercial vehicle on Interstate 25 (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

A trooper who was hit and killed by a commercial vehicle on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock was an 11-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol.

Trooper Cody Donahue was investigating a crash when he was hit Friday afternoon. A procession of law enforcement vehicles accompanied the trooper’s body from the scene as officers lined the streets, standing at attention.

Trooper Josh Lewis says the agency is trying to comfort employees and their families after what has been a tough couple of years.

Taylor Thyfault, a 21-year-old State Patrol cadet, was killed in May 2015 when he and a trooper were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont. In November 2015, 33-year-old Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she was investigating a crash near Castle Rock.

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4:40 p.m.

Authorities say a Colorado State Patrol trooper was hit and killed by a vehicle as he was investigating a crash on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock.

The trooper, whose name has not been released, died at the scene Friday afternoon, and the northbound lanes of the interstate were expected to be closed throughout the evening. No other information was expected to be released Friday.

Trooper Josh Lewis says the agency is comforting employees and their families after what has been a rough couple of years.

Taylor Thyfault, a 21-year-old State Patrol cadet, was killed in May 2015 when he and a trooper were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont. In November 2015, 33-year-old Trooper Jaimie Jursevics was hit and killed by a drunk driver while she was investigating a crash near Castle Rock.


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