Memorial for CSP corporal killed on I-76 during blizzard to be held Thursday

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LONGMONT, Colo. -- Hundreds of first responders from around the state will gather to honor Colorado State Patrol corporal Daniel Groves on Thursday.

Groves was killed last week after being hit by a driver while helping a driver who slid off Interstate 76 during the blizzard on the eastern Plains.

The memorial started around 8 a.m. with a seven-mile procession along Highway 66 from Interstate 25 to LifeBridge Church near 107th Street in Longmont. 

The 52-year-old corporal was helping the driver of a vehicle that slid off I-76 near Roggen, about 10 miles east of Keenesburg and about 50 miles northeast of Denver, when he was struck by a driver during the blizzard last week.

CSP believes was likely driving too fast for the conditions.

Groves was taken to Platte Valley Medical Center where he died a short time later. Groves had been with the Colorado State Patrol for about 12 years.

Groves lived in Johnstown with his partner for the past two years.

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