Two fatalities bring attention to Colorado's Move Over Law

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. Two Grand Valley men lost their lives in an auto-pedestrian crash on I-70 just outside of Parachute early Thursday morning.

This tragedy has many in the community looking closely at Colorado's Move Over Law.

Timothy Randall, 30, of Grand Junction and David Moore,19, of Clifton both lost their lives after being struck by a vehicle on the side of road when assisting a cattle hauler with a flat tire.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the investigation is still ongoing and there is no confirmation on whether the two men were in the right lane or if the vehicle that struck them crossed over the white fog line when they were struck.

Colorado has an existing Move Over Law aimed at protecting emergency vehicles, maintenance trucks and vehicles from CDOT, counties and municipalities but it does not apply to regular drivers.

A memorial fund has been set up at Alpine Bank for the two men under the Nichole Mckissen Fund and will help to cover their final expenses.

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