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Motorcyclist Killed Trying To Avoid Car In South Tulsa

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The driver of the motorcycle was separated from the bike and run over. The driver of the motorcycle was separated from the bike and run over.
Police say it looked like the driver was not wearing a helmet. Police say it looked like the driver was not wearing a helmet.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday evening, after laying down his bike in an attempt to avoid hitting a car.

Police say the rider, Zachary Edens, 22, was driving north on South Peoria Avenue when a car turning southbound from 56th Street pulled out in front of him.

Edens laid his bike down and skidded underneath the car and suffered a fatal head injury, police say. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the car was identified as Neva Whiteman, 36. Police say Edens was not wearing a helmet.

Peoria was closed in both directions in that area and traffic was diverted while police investigated the accident.

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