A 23-year-old woman who was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in downtown Winnipeg on the weekend has died.
Amy Gilbert was walking across the eastbound lanes of Broadway at Donald Street when she was hit at around 5 p.m. Saturday.
She was rushed to hospital in critical condition and died on Monday.
A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene but later released. Police said no charges have been laid but the investigation is ongoing.
A makeshift memorial with flowers has been set up near the corner where Gilbert was hit.
As well, a website has been created to honour her memory, containing photos and stories from those who knew her.
"Although there is nothing that can be done to change what has happened, there is much we can do to ensure that she is perpetually remembered for the intelligent, vibrant and beautiful woman she was," the website states, encouraging people to share their memories.
"She could make anybody laugh, at any time. Amy could lift everybody up, and make you forget your problems," posted Bria Palendat.
"She was passionate about everything she spoke of, and she had the biggest heart of anybody I know."
"Quick to laugh and smile, she always carried herself with an unassuming grace and confidence that you could not help but notice, respect, and admire," wrote Mitch Kredentser.
Another friend, Megan Dudeck, posted a blog entry about Gilbert, describing her as "a 23-year-old girl ready to change the world."
Gilbert was "a tree hugger, a veggie lover, and an environment lover" who was set to work this coming summer at the Experimental Lakes Area, an environmental research station in northwestern Ontario, Dudeck noted.
"Sometimes things don’t feel fair. Like losing a soccer game, or a bad grade. Losing Amy is beyond unfair," Dudeck wrote.
The memorial service for Gilbert is set for April 12 at 1 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Hotel Fort Garry, 222 Broadway.