Superintendent James Tuller of the has reported that Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago has passed away due to injuries she sustained in a vehicle crash several days ago.

Agent Morales-Santiago and another officer were in an SUV patrol vehicle on PR-52 when it was struck from behind by a distracted driver who was texting on his cell phone.

The force of the impact caused the patrol vehicle to roll over several times.  Both officers sustained serious injuries.  The officers were transported to a nearby hospital where Agent Morales-Santiago eventually succumbed to her injuries.

Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago was assigned to the Community Relations Division and served the Puerto Rico Police Department for 14 years.  She is survived by her husband and three children.

Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago, gone but never forgotten.  EOW: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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