Girl hit by car inside Parker running store has died, family says

Posted at 8:50 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 00:56:27-04

PARKER, Colo. -- A girl who was critically injured after a car barreled through the front glass of a Parker running store last month has passed away, according to a family statement posted to Facebook Friday evening.

"Today is a day of tears... Today is a day of memories... Today is a day of celebrating a special life... Today, our sweet Rylie passed away," a message posted on the Rally for Rylie Facebook page reads. "This last month has shown us just how many lives she's touched. She has made us all stronger, love more fully, and smile more often." 

Rylie Guentensberger was inside the RNK Running & Walking store in Parker on April 29, when the runaway car tore through the entire length of the store, shattering glass, hitting people and knocking over merchandise laden shelves, before coming to a stop at the back door. A total of seven people were injured that day. 

Investigators said the crash initially appeared to be related to a medical condition. 

Dawg Nation, a nonprofit which helps support fellow hockey players, set up a fundraiser to help the family.