Trooper involved in I-95 wreck ID'd

Posted at 4:15 AM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 11:49:06-04

At least two lanes of Interstate 95 northbound were closed Friday morning near Yamato Road in Boca Raton after a chain-reaction crash involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said the trooper involved in the wreck was parked in the median running radar.

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That’s when a Toyota Avalon driven by Abel Castin, 22, of Lantana hit a Dodge Neon driven by Mario A. Carrasco, 54, of Orlando, according to the FHP.

The Dodge then veered to the right shoulder while the Toyota veered left, struck a concrete barrier wall and then struck the trooper in a Chevy Tahoe, according to an FHP report.

The trooper, identified as Tommie Rodriguez, received minor injuries.

Castin was seriously injured while Carrasco was not hurt.