DENVER (CBS4) – A driver was sentenced on Wednesday for causing a crash which killed a Colorado State Patrol trooper. Cpl. Daniel Groves was helping another driver on Interstate 76 when John Carpenter hit him.

Cpl. Daniel Groves (credit: Colorado State Patrol)

A judge sentenced Carpenter to 90 days in jail and 850 hours of community service.

John Carpenter

John Carpenter (credit: Weld County)

The crash happened in the middle of the so-called bomb cyclone blizzard last March between Brighton and Fort Morgan.

Cars stranded on Pena Boulevard (credit: CBS)

Carpenter, 58, pleaded guilty in October to careless driving resulting in death and failing to exercise caution while approaching a stationary vehicle, resulting in death.


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