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Family remembers daughter killed in Cedar Rapids crash

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A Cedar Rapids family is grieving after their daughter and her friend were killed in a weekend crash. The car carrying both people killed collided with a police vehicle.

The family shared many memories with KWWL about their family member killed in Saturday's crash.

They say they can't believe she is really gone.

Two-year-old K'Niyah blew kisses to a photo of her mother who was killed in the car accident.

"There were people in the place talking about this huge accident on I-380 and I just kind of instantly thought, I haven't heard from her today, she was supposed to call me today or yesterday," said Jacob Hugh, brother.

Kaitlyn Hall was on her way home from work Saturday morning when the car she was in collided with a police SUV. The accident killed both Kaitlyn and the man with her. Her family says she was 22-years-old and was carefree and loving.

"She was my best friend, I don't even know what to think," said Dana King, best friend.

Kaitlyn's younger sister says her sister's death is even harder because Kaitlyn was three months pregnant. The family is now rallying around Kaitlyn's first child, K'Niyah.

"I need to be there especially for K'Niyah, because she means everything to me, Kaitlyn means everything to me," said Jacob.

"If i had realized that I wasn't going to see her again, I would have made it a point to go to Thanksgiving or I would have made a point to give her a hug goodbye," said Breanne Hugh, cousin.

The family is hanging on to the last time they saw their cousin, best friend and sister, Kaitlyn.

"The exact last thing I said to her was, I love you call me on Saturday," said Jacob.

Kaitlyn's mother says her daughter was not driving the car.  There has been some confusion of who was driving the vehicle. Police have yet to confirm that information.

Sunday the family is holding a vigil at The Green Gable in Cedar Rapids at 7 p.m. for those interested in sharing memories of Kaitlyn.

The family has also set up a Gofundme page. Money raised will help with funeral expenses and go to Kaitlyn's daughter.

The Gofundme page can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/kaitlyn-and-kniyah-marie.

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