Colorado Trooper Killed While Investigating Accident

Authorities say a Colorado State Patrol trooper was killed after being struck by a car while investigating an accident on an interstate south of Denver.

The trooper was hit on southbound Interstate 25 near Castle Rock around 9 p.m. Sunday. The state patrol says the driver who hit her was taken into custody.

Troopers lined up outside patrol offices in Castle Rock and saluted as a coroner's procession carried the trooper away.

Northbound and southbound lanes of the highway were shut down through the night and reopened Monday morning.