Retired Army Colonel Accused in Colorado Trooper's Death

This July 2015 photo provided by the Colorado State Patrol shows Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics, who authorities say was killed after being struck by a car while investigating an accident on an interstate. (Colorado State Patrol via AP)
This July 2015 photo provided by the Colorado State Patrol shows Colorado State Patrol trooper Jaimie Jursevics, who authorities say was killed after being struck by a car while investigating an accident on an interstate. (Colorado State Patrol via AP)

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.

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