Secretary Julie Jones of the Florida State Department of Corrections sadly reports the death of Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin.
Officer Marin, 48, was supervising an inmate roadside clean up crew near a traffic intersection. While she was maintaining watch over the inmates, a motorist driving a Nissan Maxima struck her and then slammed into the Department of Transportation dump truck that she was standing near. As a result, Marin was pinned between the two vehicles.
Emergency response personnel extricated Marin from between the two vehicles and transported to her to Broward Health North Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
“For more than nine years, Officer Marin served our state as a corrections officer, and we are forever grateful for her sacrifice and service to our community,” Jones said in a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to her loved ones and fellow officers during this extremely difficult time.”
The crash is being investigated by the Coconut Creek Police Department.
The driver of the Nissan sedan was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
REST IN PEACE: State corrections officer Tawanna Marin was struck and killed by a passing vehicle as she supervised inmates doing a work detail in South Florida. . #rip #restinpeace #florida #fallenoffier #southflorida #orlando #fox35 https://t.co/JnyZA8XTFe @Fox35News pic.twitter.com/DDhLiQauc5
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Tawanna Marin served the Florida Department of Corrections for nine years. She was assigned to the South Florida Reception Center in Doral. Her family survives her.
Corrections Officer Tawanna Marin is gone, but never will be forgotten.
EOW: Monday, June 18, 2018