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“She would help anybody do anything,” Family remembers Good Samaritan killed while helping stranded motorist

YUKON, Okla. - Two Good Samaritans lost their lives while trying to help an injured motorist.

The accident happened near I-40 and Frisco in Yukon on Friday night.

Authorities say a vehicle lost control and flipped on the rain slick road, which led several drivers to stop and help.

That's when a second driver lost control, hitting and killing two people.

Police say 23-year-old Kaylee Hamilton and 43-year-old David Vallerand died at the scene.

Hamilton was leaving work and talking with her mother on the phone when she decided to stop and help. She told her mother she would call back, but she never did.

"23 years old, Friday night,” Kaylee’s father, Colin Hamilton, said. “Raining, and she stopped."

But just like the country roads she grew up on, what Kaylee did that Friday night will always be remembered.

"She would help anybody do anything,” he said. “ It didn't matter if it was getting dirty. She was a country girl."

Kaylee was driving home Friday night from work and was on her way to see her parents for the weekend when she stopped to help another motorist stranded on the road.

"And she said, 'Mom, I've got to stop. There's been a wreck.' Her mother said, 'Just call 911.' She said, 'No. I have to stop,’” her father remembered.

And that's what she did.

"When she made up her mind to do something, that was it,” Hamilton said. “It was going to be done. End of story."

Kaylee was hit by an oncoming vehicle and died at the scene.

"This is something a parent should never have to do," he said.

She was always ready to help with her hair in a ponytail. Now,her father wears her ponytail holder around his finger.

"She knew what hard work was,” he said. “ She spent her life dedicated to others."

"She's stopped for people needing gas, somebody having a blowout, anything,” Kaylee’s sister, Hollie Skinner, said. “This wasn't the first time she'd stopped."

It was her last - a testament of the hardworking, caring girl she was.

"We turn it over to God and trust in God. He will get us through it,” Hamilton said.

Kaylee graduated from Southwestern State University in 2015 and studied athletic training and sports medicine. She was currently taking classes to become an ER nurse.

A scholarship fund has been established in Kaylee’s name for seniors going into the medical field at the Bank of Commerce in Carnegie.

David Vallerand was the principal at Okarche Elementary School and had previously coached baseball and softball in Washington. He grew up in Blanchard.

The Okarche Superintendent says counselors will be on hand this week for students.