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ICE agent dies after hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach

Jordana Rosales, 21, expected to face additional charges

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – One of two federal agents who was struck by a car while on duty in Miami Beach earlier this month has died, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Monday .

According to Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez, the victims were flagging down a taxicab around 3 a.m. Jan. 15 when someone driving a dark gray Mercedes E350 went over the median and hit them.

Both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

"Befitting his selfless nature, the special agent was an organ donor, and although we are immeasurably diminished by his death, we can at least take some small comfort in knowing that his final act gave others the chance to live," ICE spokesman Nestor Yglesias said. "ICE asks that you join us in keeping his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

Rodriguez said police located the Mercedes, which was missing its driver's side mirror, on the afternoon of Jan. 15 at a luxury high-rise building, and the accused driver, Jordana Rosales, was arrested.

Rosales is charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing bodily harm, but she is expected to face additional charges after the death of the agent.

The other agent was listed in stable condition after the hit-and-run.

The agents' identities have not been released.


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