A New Orleans-based federal agent injured this month in a hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach succumbed to his injuries over the weekend.
The agent, Scott McGuire, worked for U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, often in an undercover capacity, and had been on assignment in south Florida on Jan. 15 when he and another special agent were struck by a gray Mercedes as they tried to hail a cab. The crash happened after 2 a.m. on Collins Avenue, a major thoroughfare in Miami Beach.
The 21-year-old driver of the Mercedes, Jordana Rosales, struck the agents after swerving to avoid the back of the cab, driving onto the curb, according to a police report. She continued without stopping, police said, but was booked later in the day with leaving the scene of a crash.
The name of the other agent has not been released. Authorities have said he was in stable condition following the crash, the Advocate reports.
McGuire’s death was announced on a fundraising website organized by the agent’s loved ones.