A Colorado State Trooper is dead following a crash that closed Interstate 70 in both directions between Limon and Peoria late Friday night.
Colorado State Patrol said 37-year-old William Moden was hit and killed by a passing vehicle while on the scene of another serious crash along I-70 in Eastern Colorado.
Trooper Moden was transported by helicopter to the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Despite the best efforts of all the medical personnel and first responders, Trooper Moden was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. He was a 12 year veteran of the patrol
“Trooper Moden had a big heart and he loved his family and loved being a State Trooper. All he wanted to do was make a difference.” Said Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol
About a 30 mile stretch of I-70, between Peoria and Limon, was closed for several hours.