CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of Rylie Guentensberger, the teenager who was injured by a vehicle driving through a storefront, told CBS4 that the teen did not survive.
Her father, Ziggy Guentensberger, said that Rylie passed away on Friday.
Rylie was inside a running store with her mother April 29 when police say a car drove through the front of the business, injuring seven people. The most severely hurt was Rylie.
Rylie’s mother, Meghann, had this to say about her daughter’s passing: “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.
Over the last month, we have had a lot of time to think about and celebrate our girl.
We always knew she was special, but 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.
We ask that you respect our privacy in the upcoming days as we wrap around each other and figure out what happens next.
We will post updates on arrangements as they are made.
Above all, as you go about your days – live as Rylie did. Be Happy!”
Her friends described her as a strong teenager, who often gives back to nonprofits.
Police believe the driver had a medical condition causing the crash.
Statement From The Parker Police Department
The Parker Police Department is incredibly sad after learning of Rylie Guentensberger’s death yesterday. We pray for her mother, father, family and friends on this tragic day.
Through the investigation into the crash that led to Rylie’s death the Parker Police Department has determined that a medical condition was the cause of the crash. The investigation is still ongoing and we are unable to say at this time if charges will be filed against the driver.