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Young mother removed from life support

Published On: Apr 30 2014 08:32:35 PM CDT
Updated On: May 01 2014 12:00:00 AM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Last Thursday, 27-year-old Hayley Riggins was riding a motorcycle at the intersection of Placer and Buenaventura in Redding when her bike and a car collided. Wednesday, Riggins was taken off life support at 12:40 p.m.

The young mother left behind a daughter and a fiance. And though she donated her organs to help save other's lives her family and friends are struggling with the loss.

"It's hard to swallow, seeing her taken off life support," said Mark Crowell, a close family friend.

Crowell said Hayley went very peacefully.

According to Redding police 53-year-old Virginia Anderson ran a red light April 24, causing the collision. Police also say she admitted to being on prescription medication, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Friends, and family, gathered Tuesday evening to light candles and remember Hayley.

A “Hayley Marie Riggins” fund has been created at North Valley Bank for those who would like to help the family.