2 New Mexico highway workers struck, killed by motorist

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 9:27 PM

ROY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two state transportation worker are dead after being struck by a motorist while working in northeastern New Mexico.

State police say the workers were repairing potholes along State Road 120 in Harding County when they were hit Monday.

The investigation is ongoing. State police didn't release any further details or say whether the driver would face charges.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation identified the workers as Anthony Rivera of Rainsville and David Eggert of Wagon Mound. Both were stationed with the department's Roy patrol.

Transportation Secretary Tom Church says the men were hard workers and will be missed. He offered the department's sympathies and prayers to the men's families.

Church says the tragedy is reminder that transportation workers have difficult jobs and are at risk each day.