Driver charged in blizzard crash that killed trooper

Corporal Daniel Groves died after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 76
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DENVER (KKTV) - A driver has been formally charged in the death of a Colorado state trooper during a blizzard last month.

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.

Thursday, the Weld County District Attorney's Office announced the man who allegedly caused the deadly crash had been charged with careless driving causing death and failure to exercise due care when approaching a vehicle.

The driver facing charges was identified after the crash as 58-year-old John Carpenter.

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.