Heartbreaking Tragedy on I-95: Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Loses Life in Pursuit In a devastating incident on Friday morning, a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper, Zachary Fink, lost his life in a collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 95 in St. Lucie County. The scene unfolded tragically as Fink was attempting to detain a fleeing felon, according to a social media post by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The crash, involving an FHP cruiser and a tractor-trailer, occurred south of Crosstown Parkway. Aerial footage from WPTV Chopper 5 captured the severity of the wreckage, with the semi on its side and the FHP cruiser heavily damaged in the median. Just approximately a mile away from the crash site, a significant multi-agency search unfolded in the Port St. Lucie community near Brandywine Lane and Commerce Center Drive. Port St. Lucie police, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, and the FHP were involved in the operation, connected to the I-95 wreck. Amidst the search, a white Kia sedan crashed into a tree, drawing the attention of law enforcement. A suspect, described as an adult black male, was detained at the scene in connection with the FHP investigation on I-95. Our news crew observed officers searching the Kia and retrieving a duffle bag from the trunk. Additionally, a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was found mangled with its roof torn off. Despite the intense law enforcement activity, a spokeswoman for St. Lucie Public Schools clarified that no schools were on lockdown during the search. Due to the semi-truck crash, I-95 is temporarily closed northbound from Southwest Becker Road to Southwest St. Commuters are advised to use Florida’s Turnpike as an alternate route. The ongoing investigation has left many questions unanswered, and the authorities have not disclosed details about the individual they are searching for. Notably, they clarified that this incident is unrelated to the search for an escaped prisoner, Justice Reynolds, who walked away from HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital on Thursday night. Reynolds, 19, was a prisoner of the Everglades Youth Academy in Okeechobee, and the circumstances leading to his hospital stay remain unclear.