FHP trooper recovering after rollover crash on Palmetto Expressway

Trooper walks away after cruiser crashes into back of parked pickup truck

By Natalie Morera - Executive Producer, Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
Florida Highway Patrol

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a rollover crash on the Palmetto Expressway.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - The northbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway were shut down Monday morning after a rollover crash involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper.

According to the FHP,  the cruiser struck a parked, unoccupied pickup truck that was being used by construction workers in a lane that was closed.

The cruiser struck the rear of the pickup truck and overturned several times, but Trooper Marcos Varon walked away with just minor injuries. Troopers said he was wearing his seatbelt.

Varon was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center. No construction workers were injured.

The Palmetto Expressway was shut down starting at Northwest 58th Street for several hours.

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