Fatal crash on I-95 northbound in Lake Worth also injures trooper

Driver of Camaro critically injured; victims ID'd

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - UPDATE: The driver of the Camaro has been identified as 26-year-old Jose M. Alvarez Rodriguez of West Palm Beach. He remains in critical condition. 

The passenger has been identified as 22-year-old Gretel Maria Mendez-Vega of West Palm Beach. Mendez-Vega was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Friday morning that killed one person and injured a trooper on Interstate 95 just south of Tenth Avenue North in Lake Worth.

The wreck occurred around 3:15 a.m. All lanes were back open by 8:30 a.m.

FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said a black Camaro hit the back of a Florida Department of Transportation Road Ranger truck that had its yellow emergency lights on.


The Road Ranger truck was parked behind the trooper and was pushed into the FHP patrol car, which also had its lights on. 

The trooper and Road Ranger had been at the scene finishing up an investigation into a previous wreck before this crash.

A female passenger in the Camaro was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the Camaro was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center with critical injuries.


The trooper was taken to JFK Medical Center for minor injuries as a precaution.

The name of the person who was killed has not been released.

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