Summer Gardner Vigil, 19, of Turlock died from the injuries she sustained when she and her horse were struck by a distracted driver.
Vigil had suffered a traumatic brain injury from the collision and was removed from life support after her brain showed no activity on Saturday.
The collision that resulted in Vigil's death, also claimed the life of her beloved horse, Rigs.
The collision was reported at 9:05 a.m. Aug. 11 on E. Harding Road, just east of Youngstown Road.
Vigil was riding her horse westbound on E. Harding Road on the right edge of the road.
A 2003 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Isaac Leal, 27, of Delhi, was headed northbound on Youngstown Road. The pickup was approaching a wide turn where Youngstown turns into E. Harding.
Leal told the California Highway Patrol that he reached down for a water bottle, momentarily taking his eyes off the road.
When he looked up he saw the horse and the rider directly in the path of the truck.
Leal turned the truck to the left and it spun counterclockwise, with the right side striking the horse, said CHP spokesperson Officer Thomas Olsen.
The impact threw Vigil off her horse, causing major injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
The horse sustained a fatal injury and died at the scene, according to the CHP.
Leal was not injured and remained at the scene.
“The CHP would like to remind all motorists at 50 mph, your vehicle is capable of traveling half a football field in just a matter of two seconds,” Olsen said. “Keep both hands on the steering wheel, your eyes on the road and your mind focused at all times.”
The GoFundMe account will be used to help with funeral expenses. It is available at https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-summer-get-better-care?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer.