Trooper misses body during crash investigation


Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:47 a.m.

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Highway Patrol trooper apparently missed a dead body lying near the road during a crash investigation.

According to FHP, the unidentified trooper was responding to reports of an abandoned car on Interstate 95 in Oakland Park. He investigated the crash scene but did not see the body and had the car towed.

A wrecker company contacted the car's owner on Tuesday. The woman said she didn't know her car was in an accident and that her boyfriend was missing.

She found her his body in a ditch when she stopped by the crash scene that night. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Delvin Lewis.

Authorities believe Lewis was driving his girlfriend's car when he hit a guardrail and was thrown from the car. It's not clear when the accident happened.

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