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A Miami man died in a crash early Wednesday on Interstate 95 that involved a Lake Worth man, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP investigators said Carl Max Michelet Cassi, 21, died at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce after he crashed his Buick Envision SUV at about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes near Kanner Highway.

Karl Gorka, 42, of Lake Worth escaped injury. Cassi’s vehicle struck Gorka’s Nissan Xterra SUV from behind, FHP’s crash report said. 

Mike Andy Felix, 25, of Miami was hospitalized with serious injuries. He was a passenger in the Buick.

The crash shut down all northbound lanes of the highway, with the last of them opening at about 9:30 a.m.

According to the report, the Buick swerved to the right after it struck Gorka’s vehicle, then crossed the grass shoulder and stopped when it struck a tree. 


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