Woman taken off life support after crash near Regency Square Mall

Tanya Dennis' funeral scheduled for next Saturday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five days after a Jacksonville woman was critically injured in a car wreck near the Regency Square Mall, she was taken off life support and died.

Troopers said 37-year-old Tanya Dennis was ejected when her Nissan Juke was struck by an SUV that went through a red light on Atlantic Boulevard on Monday night.

Dennis' sister, Renee Braswell, said she and her family made the decision to take Dennis off life support Saturday.

"We took her off the ventilator at 12:56 today. That's when she passed, at 12:56 p.m.," Braswell said. 

Braswell said her sister was taken too soon.

"It's very tragic for our family over something so careless," Braswell said.


The Florida Highway Patrol said Dennis was turning left at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard when she was hit by a Ford going west on the Arlington Expressway. Troopers said the driver of the Ford ran a red light.

According to the FHP report, charges were pending against Robert Isenhour, the driver of the Ford.

"Be careful of your surroundings. Be careful of what decisions you're making when you're driving," Braswell said.

As Dennis' family plans her funeral, the family has one message for other families:

"Your loved ones, tell them every day you love them. Make sure you love them," Braswell said. "You never know when that last moment might be that you can't again."

Dennis' funeral will be next Saturday.