Affidavit: Truck crossed white line before hitting trooper
November 29, 2016
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Court documents say a truck driver accused of hitting and killing a Colorado state trooper had drifted across the white line on the right edge of the highway and onto the shoulder.
An arrest warrant affidavit released Monday says Trooper Cody Donahue was standing beside a vehicle and investigating a previous crash when he was hit Friday on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock.
The truck driver, Noe Gamez-Ruiz of Denver, was charged with careless driving causing death and failure to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. The affidavit says Gamez-Ruiz didn’t steer his truck into the next lane, away from where the trooper was standing.
No phone number could be found for Gamez-Ruiz. Court records didn’t indicate whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.