PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Phoenix woman known for her charity work lost her life in a Colorado car accident.   

"Anybody that was around her just loved her to death," said Mary Murphy's son, Alan Granby. "She would do anything for them...she went out and collected blankets and jackets and things like that and made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and dropped them off for the homeless. Every year she would make hundreds of cookies and bring them to the foster children."

Murphy's boyfriend, Scott Chilleen, is accused of drunk driving and leaving her at the wreck scene the week before Thanksgiving.

A man claiming to be Chilleen's employee told Colorado State Patrol Chilleen was driving as he sat in the back seat, and Murphy rode shotgun. The employee told troopers he asked Chilleen to slow down multiple times before Chilleen lost control and flipped the car.

The rollover killed Murphy, who was ejected and injured the employee. First responders said Chilleen left the scene after the accident and was found two miles away.

Mary Murphy killed in Colorado

"It's considered to me like he murdered my mom," said Granby. "He didn't give her a chance if she had a chance."

"It's considered to me like he murdered my mom," said Granby. "He didn't give her a chance if she had a chance."

Records said Chilleen claimed Murphy was driving. Troopers took him to jail after giving him sobriety tests. Courts in Colorado say he bonded out of jail last week after being booked for a list of charges, including vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and failure to remain at the scene after an accident involving death.

"One of the hardest things for me to comprehend is the fact he got to enjoy Thanksgiving; whether he supposedly enjoyed it or not, he still got to be out and be there for Thanksgiving, and I'll never get that time ever again," said Granby.

Colorado court records said Chilleen had two prior DUI convictions from 2013 and 2015. "I'm very angry," said Granby. "I hope that justice serves him exactly what he needs."

The name Chilleen might sound familiar. Scott opened a restaurant off the I-17 years ago.

Chilleen's on 17 issued a statement on Facebook.

"It is with broken hearts that we are having to write this. Chilleens on 17 and the entire Chilleen family emphatically denounces all actions taken by our father, Scott Chilleen, involving the accident on November 17th, which resulted in the tragic death of Mary Murphy. We are distraught and heartbroken by Mary’s death. We wish to clarify Scott Chilleen has no affiliation whatsoever with the restaurant. He has not had ownership or stake since 2016, when Aleah Chilleen purchased the restaurant. Mary was our father's beloved companion and was an integral part of our family. We will forever cherish her beautiful soul and radiant personality. We loved her deeply and are completely overcome with grief by her tragic death. Mary’s kindness, generosity, and humility touched our hearts every day and inspired us to be better people. We will forever be grateful for the amazing times we spent and the memories we were able to share as an extended family. During this time, we ask for privacy and pray for healing and guidance for everyone who has been so deeply affected by this unfortunate tragedy. "

Arizona's Family reached out to Scott for comment. His daughter told Arizona's Family he has no statement at this time.

Murphy's family set up this GoFundMe page.


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