PARACHUTE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people were killed in a crash on Interstate 70 on Colorado’s Western Slope on Wednesday morning.
The victims were standing outside of a vehicle near West Parachute when they were struck by a car and killed, according to the Colorado State Patrol.READ MORE: Ryan Yarwood Arrested After Eluding Police In Stolen Vehicle
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.READ MORE: Concessionaires Looking To Fill Thousands Of Open Positions At Denver International Airport
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.
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The westbound lanes of the interstate had to be closed for several hours and traffic was being re-routed onto Highway 6. All lanes were reopened Wednesday afternoon.