- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado State Patrol says two men were struck and killed by a truck while they were changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 70 in western Colorado.

Trooper Nate Reid says a pickup truck pulling a cattle trailer got a flat tire about three miles west of Parachute on Wednesday morning. Two people in another vehicle - 19-year-old David Moore Jr., of Clifton; and 30-year-old Timothy Randall, of Grand Junction - stopped to help and were hit while they were next to the truck.

It’s unclear if Moore and Randall were in the right lane of the highway or on the shoulder when they were struck by a box truck.

Westbound lanes were closed for several hours during the investigation but reopened Wednesday afternoon.

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