• Prison officer hit by car, killed while supervising inmates

    COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) - A state corrections officer was struck and killed by a passing vehicle as she supervised inmates doing a work detail in South Florida.

    The SunSentinel reports 48-year-old Tawanna Marin died Monday afternoon shortly after being hit by a car.

    The crash happened in Coconut Creek, which is near Fort Lauderdale.

    Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones said in a statement that Marin was a corrections officer with the state for nine years. She was based at the South Florida Reception Center in Doral.

    The inmates were working for the Department of Transportation.

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