- Associated Press - Sunday, June 11, 2017

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Three workers on a road paving crew on an Amarillo interstate are dead and two others were hurt after a trailer separated from the back of a pickup truck and slammed into them.

Police believe a pin came loose from a hitch on a 16-foot flatbed trailer hauling construction materials and disconnected from the truck. The trailer careened out of control on Interstate 40 and hit the road crew.

Amarillo police identify the three killed as 63-year-old Julian Zamora, 59-year-old Ygnacio Rodriquez and 36-year-old Jorge Noe Catano. All are from Amarillo.

The driver of the pickup has been interviewed by authorities. No charges have been filed. The hitch has been recovered by police, who continue to investigate.

The men worked for a contractor hired by the Texas Department of Transportation.


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