Mistrial for man accused of killing Trooper Cody Donahue, new trial scheduled

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DENVER (KKTV) - The judge declared a mistrial in the case against a man who was charged with criminally negligent homicide in a deadly crash that took the life of a Colorado State Patrol trooper.

A reason for the mistrial was not given. A new trial is scheduled to start on Feb. 12, 2019.

The first trial for Noe Gamez-Ruiz for the death of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue started on Tuesday.

Donahue died in Nov. 2016 after being hit by a semi-trailer driven by Noe Gamez-Ruiz on Interstate 25 near the Tomah exit.

He was conducting a traffic investigation.

Since Donahue’s death, Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law the Move Over For Cody act which created strict penalties for drivers who don’t move over a lane when passing law enforcement, highway workers or tow truck drivers.