Two die in I-70 accident near Parachute as they help change a tire
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A fatal accident near Parachute this morning lead to a westbound closure on Interstate 70.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred on a curve about three miles west of town. Two men were helping another person change a tire when they were struck by a truck. Both died at the scene.
The stranded motorist they were assisting was uninjured, as was the driver of the truck, who stopped and is cooperating with investigators. No charges had been filed this morning.
The road is expected to remain closed until early afternoon, and a detour is in place along Highway 6.