Bluffdale • Authorities say a woman was struck and killed on a Utah freeway Saturday after getting out of a car driven by her boyfriend.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the boyfriend was seriously injured when he tried to protect the woman by pulling his car into a traffic lane of northbound Interstate 15 and the car was hit by a passing dump truck.

According to the Highway Patrol, the boyfriend had pulled over near Bluffdale because the woman was attempting to jump out of the vehicle while it was moving.

No identities were released.