Jessica Holman, R.I.P.: Loved Ones Mourn Young Mom Allegedly Killed by Car Thief

Jessica Holman was a much-loved young mother of a ten-year-old boy.

But her life was cut short when she was struck and killed by a stolen truck allegedly driven by Ignacio Daigle, age nineteen.

Days after the crash, Daigle was arrested.

Meanwhile, those who hold Holman close in their hearts are still reeling.

Yesterday, they held a vigil gathering in her honor — and funds are being raised on behalf of her son.

On March 8, according to the Westminster Police Department, officers received a 911 call about a motor-vehicle theft in project.

Specifically, an F350 pickup, a trailer and two off-road vehicles were swiped from a residence on the 8600 block of 86th Circle. The following interactive graphic shows the area near the scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View on Google Maps."

The victim added that he was following the stolen truck — and saw that one of the off-road vehicles had fallen off the trailer.

Shortly thereafter, officers eyeballed the truck driving northbound on Wadsworth Parkway and attempted to stop it on the 9400 block.

In response, the driver of the truck, later identified as Daigle, crossed the parkway's median and struck a silver SUV traveling south.

Holman, the SUV's driver, died at the scene.

The passenger in the truck, ID'd as Patrick Engle, was busted at the scene.

However, Daigle got away.

The Westminster PD responded by launching an extensive search.

Additionally, a coded notification that went out to more than 700 phone lines in the area.

Two days later, on March 10, the WPD issued the following photos of Daigle....

...and asked for the public's assistance in bringing him in.

Then, at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11, the WPD revealed that Daigle had been arrested.

He was taken into custody on the 8900 block of Hastings Way.

Daigle was subsequently booked into Adams County jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide, as well as an unrelated warrant.

Those in Holman's orbit subsequently created a GoFundMe page in Jessica's memory.

The introduction reads:
Jessica was taken tragically on the evening of March 8, 2016. She leaves behind an amazing 10 year old son. Jessica has impacted many of our lives in ways she will never know. She was a wonderful single mom, daughter, sister and friend. We hope you will help her son and family in this very hard time.
At this writing, more than $3,200 has been pledged toward a goal of $35,000. For more information, click here.

Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Jessica Holman.

Look below to see Daigle's mug shot, followed by Fox31's coverage of yesterday's vigil.

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