He was an immigration officer. He was also a husband and a father of four children. He was a man who made time for his family despite the demands of a stressful job. When he died, he was cruising on U.S. 41 East with his wife; he on his motorcycle and she on hers.
Now a Collier County jury has reached out to help the fallen officer's family: the jury awarded his estate $5.34 million after four and a half hours of deliberation in a weeklong wrongful death trial.
Andrew C. Corsini lived in Islamorada and worked in Miami as the Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office.
The 49-year-old was killed on May 17 of 2009 in a horrific head-on collision near the border of Collier and Dade counties near mile marker 44 on U.S. 41.
According to the Naples News, Corsini was riding his motorcycle when the driver of a westbound Jeep SUV lost control of his vehicle and careened into oncoming traffic. The SUV slammed into Corsini's bike and then veered onto the highway's grassy shoulder before overturning.
After being struck, Corsini's motorcycle hit a motorcycle driven by Melissa D. Corsini, his wife. The 44-year-old suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a Miami hospital.
The 77-year-old driver of the Jeep was taken to a nearby hospital, also with minor, non-life-threatening injuries. A 73-year-old passenger in the Jeep suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized.
According to the newspaper report, the award included payments to Corsini's children.
Resource: Naples News: "Jury awards $5.3 million to federal agent killed in 2009 crash": January 19, 2011