Flags lowered in honor of Colorado trooper hit Friday by car on I-70 near Deer Trail

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DENVER  | Flags across Colorado are lowered in honor of a state trooper who died after being struck by a car on Interstate 70.

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered that flags remain at half-staff until after a memorial service for 37-year-old Trooper William Moden. The Colorado State Patrol says the 12-year veteran was outside his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash Friday night when he was hit by another vehicle between Peoria and Deer Trail.

This photo released by the Colorado State Patrol shows Trooper William Moden, 37. Moden has died after being struck by a car while on the scene of an accident on Interstate 70. The Colorado state Patrol says Moden was outside of his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash when he was hit by another car that drove through late Friday, June 14, 2019. (Colorado State Patrol via AP)

People have also been paying tribute to Moden by leaving flowers on his patrol vehicle parked outside his office in Commerce City.

The Colorado State Patrol says  Moden was outside of his patrol car assisting with a serious injury crash when he was hit by another vehicle that drove through the scene.

A fellow trooper at the scene started to render aid, and Moden was transported to University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where he was pronounced dead.

Patrol chief Col. Matthew Packard says Moden loved his job and leaves behind a big family.

He’s the second Colorado state trooper to hit and killed by a car this year. In March, another state trooper was struck and killed by a car while helping a motorist whose vehicle slid off the rode during a blizzard.