Driver pleads guilty in blizzard crash that killed Colorado trooper

Corporal Daniel Groves died after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 76
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DENVER (KKTV) - A driver pleaded guilty for a felony charge tied to the death of a Colorado state trooper during a blizzard.

Cpl. Daniel Groves was hit by a car while helping a stranded motorist on I-76 in Weld County on March 13. Several people stopped to try and resuscitate Groves, but he later died at a local hospital.

John G. Carpenter of Centennial entered the plea to a charge of failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle resulting in death.

Colorado State Patrol has suffered several tragic losses in recent years because of careless behavior on the roadways. They have been imploring the public to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles.

The sentencing for Carpenter is scheduled for Dec. 4.