Trooper out of hospi­tal af­ter Oct. 1 crash on I-95

The Palm Beach Post - - LOCAL & BUSINESS - By Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Twit­ter: @JuliusWhigham

LAN­TANA — A Florida High­way Pa­trol trooper in­jured in a crash last month on In­ter­state 95 in Lan­tana has been re­leased from the hospi­tal, a spokesman for FHP said.

Trooper Andy Ong was re­leased Fri­day from Del­ray Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. Ong, 51, is still re­cov­er­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries from the Oct. 1 crash and a Go­FundMe on­line fundrais­ing page has been cre­ated to help pay for his ex­penses.

On the day of the in­jury, the trooper was stand­ing on the shoul­der of the high­way near the rear of his pa­trol ve­hi­cle, point­ing a speed-mea­sur­ing de­vice, when the driver of a Honda Ac­cord head­ing north near Hy­poluxo Road changed WANT TO HELP?

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lanes and hit a Ford Fo­cus.

The driver of the Ford lost con­trol and slammed into Ong and his pa­trol car.

The driver of the Honda, 31-year-old Aliz Beau­plan, of Boyn­ton Beach, and the driver of the Ford, 27-year-old Amanda Win­negar, of Palm Springs, were taken to JFK Med­i­cal Cen­ter in At­lantis with mi­nor in­juries.

The crash re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion and no charges have filed, Wysocky said.

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