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Driver faces felony charge after trooper’s death

Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 18, 2019

GREELEY — Formal charges have now been filed against a Denver-area man who is accused of causing a crash that killed State Patrol trooper Cpl. Daniel Groves amid the March 13th blizzard.

Investigators say 58-year-old John Carpenter was driving dangerously considering the conditions when he hit and killed Cpl. Groves while the trooper was outside of his patrol car helping another stranded driver.

Carpenter now faces a felony charge of failure to exercise care when approaching a stationary vehicle  — death, as well as a charge of careless driving causing death.

An advisement hearing will be held May 29th at 9:00 a.m.