Today was a sad day for the Colorado State Patrol. A trooper was investigating a property damage crash on Northbound Interstate 25, just south of Castle Rock. While out of his vehicle the trooper was hit and killed by a passing commercial vehicle. We are saddened that Trooper Cody Donahue, an 11 year veteran of the CSP, assigned to the Castle Rock office, lost his life while keeping motorist safe. The Colorado State Patrol sends our condolences to Trooper Donahue’s family and we will remain steadfast as a patrol family through this difficult time.
The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and they will release all information pertaining to the investigation. The Colorado State Patrol is asking for thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The family of Trooper Donahue is asking for all inquiries to go through the Colorado State Patrol Public Affairs section.
Please remember to slow down. Under the “Move Over” law, motorists are required to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the shoulder of the highway, including public service vehicles with amber lights. Violating the law could result in a $250 fine. Slow down and save a life.