DENVER -- Authorities say a retired Army colonel faces charges in the death of a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was struck by a car while investigating an accident south of Denver.
Thirty-three-year-old Jaimie Jursevics died Sunday night on southbound Interstate 25 near Castle Rock.
Investigators say 52-year-old Eric Henderson hit the trooper and fled more than 15 miles.
Henderson was arrested on charges including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene and driving under the influence.
He was jailed on $1 million bond. A Fort Carson spokeswoman says Henderson is a retired Army colonel. Court records do not indicate if he has a lawyer.
Troopers lined up outside patrol offices in Castle Rock and saluted as a coroner's procession carried the trooper away. The State Patrol says she leaves behind a husband and a young child.