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Deputies: 2 men killed while changing tire near Algodones

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.

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.

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