2 CSP Troopers Injured While Helping Motorist

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Colorado State Patrol trooper suffered critical injuries and another was seriously injured when they were hit by a pickup truck on Interstate 76 northwest of Denver.

Both were in the median helping a motorist reload one of two plastic farm chemical tanks that had fallen off of a flatbed trailer when a pickup truck drifted off the eastbound lanes into the median.

The accident closed the interstate for several hours.

Patrol spokesman Master Trooper Ron Watkins says one trooper was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center, while the other was transported via ambulance. Names were not released.

The driver of the flatbed, which was being hauled by a pickup truck, was not injured.

Other details were not immediately available.

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  • by Note to editor Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 13, 2007 at 06:53 PM
    This story needs updating. The names of both troopers have since been released and one of the troopers has died.
  • by kwc1cs Location: Co Springs on Oct 13, 2007 at 06:35 AM
    I hope the two troopers will make a full recovery. My question is where was the truck drivers mind when he rolled up on the scene. Obviously it wasnt on driving.
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