Grand Junction man charged with misdemeanor in I-70 deaths
Derek Thompson, 30, of Grand Junction, will face a misdemeanor traffic charge for his role in an accident that claimed two lives on the side of Interstate 70 last year.
David Moore Jr., 19, of Clifton and Timothy Randall, 30, of Grand Junction, were helping a motorist change a tire when Thompson’s van struck them on Nov. 5. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
Thompson, who was unhurt and cooperated with investigators, is charged with careless driving resulting in death, a class one traffic offense that carries penalties of 10 days to 1 year in jail and a $300 to $1,000 fine.
Moore and Randall left their vehicle on a frontage road near Parachute to help an older man whose pickup truck pulling a horse trailer had a flat tire.
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