Master Trooper William Modén was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of an earlier crash on I-70 near mile marker 324 in Deer Trail, Colorado.
He was investigating an earlier crash when a pickup truck struck him at approximately 9:40 pm. Another trooper on the scene immediately began providing medical care. Trooper Modén was flown to the University of Colorado Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Trooper Modén had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 12 years and was assigned to the Vehicular Crimes Unit. He is survived by his wife.
Trooper Modén was posthumously promoted to the rank of Master Trooper.