TULSA - A motorcyclist critically injured in a wreck Saturday on the Broken Arrow Expressway has died, and her family hopes someone will come forward to identify the driver that they say cut her off on the highway, forcing her to dump her bike.
The hospital pronounced Deborah Vaught, 46, dead shortly after 4:00 p.m. Sunday, her son told KRMG in an exclusive interview.
Aaron Vaught says they have kept the body on life support machines because she wished to be an organ donor.
A brown car pulled in front her near the interchange of I-44 and the BA about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Police have had no luck tracking down the driver of that vehicle, but continue to search through video footage in an attempt to identify the car and its driver.
Vaught says his mom dumped the bike, but the tires caught and flipped with her, and she landed on her head.
He confirmed she was not wearing a helmet at the time.
"She landed right on her head, so she may have had a busted up spine, she may have still been a vegetable...but you can't really answer if she'd have been okay" had she worn a helmet.
"I wear a full helmet," he said, adding that she always told him to wear one.
She had helmets, Vaught said. "I just don't know why she wasn't wearing at least her cruiser helmet," he said. "It blew my mind when my phone was being blown up" about the wreck to hear she hadn't had one on.
He says he supports a helmet law in Oklahoma.