ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman says she and her boyfriend were on their way to Las Vegas to get married before he was killed on a freeway while changing a tire.

The Albuquerque Journal reports 28-year-old Lonnie Escovedo and his sister's boyfriend 21-year-old Michael Chambellan were struck by a vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 25 on Tuesday evening.

Benigna Martinez says she and Escovedo were heading to Nevada when they got a flat tire outside Algodones. They called Escovedo's sister who with Chambellan came to assist.

The two men were killed after Sandoval County authorities say 31-year-old Christie Noriega hit them and the car.

Noriega was charged Tuesday with two counts of homicide by vehicle, driving while intoxicated and child abuse. It was unclear if she had a lawyer.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,