Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico — Â Agent Marielis Morales-Santiago succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle collision six days earlier.
She and another officer were driving a department vehicle on PR-52, near Santa Isabel Salinas, when another vehicle struck it. Their vehicle overturned, causing both officers to suffer serious injuries. They were both flown to a local hospital, where Agent Morales-Santiago succumbed to her injuries.
Agent Morales-Santiago had served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 14 years and was assigned to the Division of Community Relations. She was survived by her husband and three children.