Extensive Assistance Along I-76

Sally Khatchatourian was driving from Custer, SD, to Brighton, CO, along I-76 near Sterling on Aug. 6 when she had a major tire blowout on her pickup truck.  She was able to keep the truck under control, but pieces of the tire were strewn all along the freeway.  She tried to use her cell phone to call someone to help, but couldn't get an answer.

That's when three CDOT employees showed up in their large orange truck.  Anthony Wagoner (TM-II); Lee Harden, and Tom Gonzales, all with Patrol 52 at Sterling East for Greeley Maintenance Section 1, Region 4, "spent a lot of time with me," she reported.  They picked up the tire debris, tried to help her get her truck started and, when that didn't work, put gas in the vehicle at their own expense.  When that didn't work, they arranged for a tow.

"I don't know what I would have done without their help," Khatchatourian added.  "Sometimes the good things in life go unreported.  I didn't want that to happen in this case."

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