ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say two men were killed on an interstate in New Mexico after they were hit by a car while changing a flat tire.

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office says a man pulled over to the shoulder on southbound Interstate 25 near Algodones on Tuesday evening.

Deputies say another driver stopped to assist the man with changing the tire. Another vehicle struck the men and the car, killing the two at the scene.

Authorities have not released the men’s names as deputies were working to notify family members of the deaths.

Authorities closed the interstate for most of the night.

Algodones is about 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Albuquerque.