Colorado State Patrol Trooper Killed While Investigating Crash

A Colorado State Patrol trooper was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night while investigating a crash, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Trooper William Moden, 37, stopped to investigate a crash on Interstate 70 near Deer Trail in eastern Colorado at about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, CSP said. Moden was struck by a car at the scene.

He was taken to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, where he died.

The crash is under investigation.

“Trooper William Moden loved his family and loved being a Colorado State Trooper,” said Col. Matthew Packard, chief of the state patrol. “All he wanted to do was make a difference.”

Moden had worked as a state trooper for 12 years. Packard described him as a “tremendous servant.”

“I’m a better trooper because I knew Will Moden,” Packard said.

Moden was described as having a big heart and an infectious smile.

“Our hearts are heavy and he will be sorely missed,” CSP tweeted.

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