Colville man killed applying chains to truck - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Colville man killed applying chains to truck

ONTARIO, Ore. - A commercial truck driver was killed and another was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after the pair was hit by a semi-truck while putting chains on a truck.

Just after 8 a.m., the two men, Milton Belton, 49, and Miguel Victorio-Alvarez, 45, were stopped on an exit ramp on I-84 and were putting chains a disabled truck. Another truck, driven by 35-year-old Francisco Lecaro, took the off the ramp where he is believed to have hit the two men working on the roadside.

Lecaro left the scene but was located at a near-by truck stop.

Belton, of Colville, Washington was pronounced dead at the scene. Victorio-Alvarez was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Troopers say both men were wearing reflective vests, though it was snowing heavily at the time of the collision.

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