ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified two men killed on a New Mexico freeway when they were struck by a vehicle while changing a flat tire.
Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials say the victims were 21-year-old Michael Chambellan of Albuquerque and 28-year-old Lonnie Escovedo of Santa Fe.
They say the alcohol is believed to be factor in the fatal accident and charges are pending against 31-year-old Christie Noriega of Rio Rancho.
It’s unclear if she has a lawyer yet.
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Sheriff’s officials say one of the victims pulled over to a shoulder on Interstate 25 near Algodones on Tuesday evening and the another man stopped to assist him with changing a tire.
They say a vehicle driven by Noriega allegedly struck the men, killing both.
Algodones is about 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Albuquerque.