Filipina hit by a car in Winnipeg dies from injuries

/ 09:58 PM August 13, 2019

Jillian Lammatao, 23, was hit by a car while in a crosswalk in Winnipeg, Canada; she died a few days later from her injuries. FACEBOOK

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – More than one hundred people held a vigil in memory of a Filipina who was hit by a car at a crosswalk in Winnipeg’s West End last week and eventually died.

Jillian Lammatao, 23, was critically injured on when a car struck her at the intersection of Sargent Avenue and Simcoe Street shortly before 2 p.m. (CT) on Aug. 1. Lammatao died on Tuesday, Aug. 6, an organizer with the community patrol group 204 Neighbourhood Watch told CBC News.

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Video of the incident was captured by a surveillance camera and shared on social media. at the scene

Police arrested the driver of the vehicle, an 89-year-old local man, at the scene. He could face charges pending the outcome of the investigation, Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

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