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Benefit planned for local mom killed on the way to give birth

Posted November 16, 2012

— The family of a woman killed in a wreck while on her way to give birth to her first child is holding a benefit this weekend for a scholarship in her honor.

Megan Riggans, 22, died Sept. 2 when the car she and her husband were traveling in hydroplaned off a rain-soaked road.

Riggans was rushed to a local hospital where doctors delivered a baby boy, Will. She died before she ever got to hold him.

Will died 10 days later.

Family members established the Megan Mann Riggans Scholarship Fund in her memory to benefit students enrolled in agriculture-related programs at North Carolina State University and other schools.

A fundraiser with food and music is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday at the Big Barn Convention Center, 388 Ja-Max Drive in Hillsborough.

Riggans, her family says, was a farm girl who was involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America and had a passion for showing cattle.

The only thing she loved more, the family says, was her family and that she was going to be a mother.

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