Woman killed by passing vehicle on Highway 169 while helping load motorcycle into back of truck

TULSA - One person is dead after an accident on a Tulsa expressway.

It happened late Thursday night in the northbound lanes of Highway 169.

Officials say a motorcyclist was broken down on the side of the road near the 51st Street exit and called two friends to help.

As the three were loading the motorcycle onto a truck, a passing driver crossed the yellow line, hitting one of the motorcyclist's friends, killing her.

Police have identified the victim as 18-year-old Whitney Marie Murrah.

Also on the scene was Murrah's boyfriend, Chase Rohrbaugh who suffered several cuts and bruises to his arms and legs.

"I was securing it [the motorcycle] down and that's when we got hit," said Rohrbaugh. "Our friend yelled and I didn't have a chance to look up and we got hit from behind."

Rohrbaugh told 2NEWS that he will remember Murrah for her funny, energetic personality. He said he will never forget her willingness to help others, which was on display at the time of her death.

"She'd do it for anybody, regardless of if they were a friend or stranger," he said.

Police say the driver who hit Murrah had a suspended license.

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