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Victim In Crash Calling Nurse Killed While Helping A 'Guardian Angel'

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Nurse Tiffany Nicholson was hit and killed on the highway while she was trying to help people inside of a wrecked vehicle. Nurse Tiffany Nicholson was hit and killed on the highway while she was trying to help people inside of a wrecked vehicle.
Cleophis Jones was one of the victims injured in the crash and is now calling Nicholson his "guardian angel." Cleophis Jones was one of the victims injured in the crash and is now calling Nicholson his "guardian angel."

Jon Jordan, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY --  A good Samaritan who lost her life after coming to the aid of victims in a three car crash is now being called a "guardian angel."

The family of 59-year-old Cleophis Jones said if 34-year-old Tiffany Nicholson, a nurse, hadn't stopped to help, chances are he wouldn't be alive today.

"It was traumatic because she was coming to help me and she wasn't even in the accident," Cleophis Jones said.

Nicholson had just picked up her son from her sister's house and was on her way home when she saw the accident near I-35 and N.W. 10th street. Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Nicholson saw the accident and chose to stop and help. In the process of assisting those who were injured, another car hit and killed her.

"We feel like she was his guardian angel that day," said Nicole Jones, Cleophis Jones' daughter.

Nicholson's family said she made a career out of helping others while working in the intensive care unit at Integris-Baptist Medical Center.

"Nurses take an oath just like a doctor does and she took her oath very seriously, and it wasn't just so much an oath as it was her way of life," said Bob Godwin, Nicholson's father-in-law.

Cleophis Jones' family said they have reached out to Nicholson's family making sure they were aware of the life she saved. 

"We know for sure [my dad] was the last person that heard her voice, and the situation could have been a lot different. The roles could have been reversed," Nicole Jones said.

Nicholson is survived by her husband and 1-year-old son Maxwell.

"We are all broken-hearted over this tragedy and our loss, our goal now is to help her husband get through this and raise her son Maxwell in the way she would have wanted," said Stephany Rogers, Nicholson's twin sister.

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