BAYCHESTER, Bronx (WABC) -- One man is dead and two were injured after they were hit by a passing vehicle while changing a flat tire on the New England Thruway.
A 29-year-old was killed while the three worked on their 2010 Mazda sedan on Thursday at around 2 a.m. He was identified as Artimis Jones, of the Bronx.
The victims were in the Baychester section of the Bronx, in the southbound lanes, near Bartow Avenue.
The two other men, both 30, are stable at Jacobi Medical Center.
The driver of the 2014 Toyota Sienna that struck them remained at the scene. He is being interviewed, but no charges are expected.
Multiple lanes of the southbound New England Thruway were closed for hours, but had reopened by 6 a.m.
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