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GRAND ISLAND- On Thursday at 2:43 a.m., Hall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Interstate 80 near mile marker 310 for a two vehicle injury accident.

Prior to arriving on scene, Deputies were advised a secondary accident occurred at this location. A preliminary investigation indicates a pickup pulling a U-Haul trailer was traveling eastbound on interstate 80 when he was struck from behind by an eastbound semi driven by Yelena Coop. A passenger in the truck, 47-year-old Hector Stanley Duque of California, then exited his vehicle to lend aid to the driver of the truck, Salvador Duque Moreno, where he was struck by a passing vehicle. Stanley Duque was declared dead at the scene. An accident reconstruction team was called to the scene to assist in the investigation, which remains open.

The interstate was closed for over 4 hours.