A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was hit on I-75 in Collier County this morning.
According to FHP, 52-year-old Gualberto Morales was hit while in his car that was stopped in an emergency lane near mile marker 98 around 8:44 a.m. A tow truck driving westbound veered into the emergency lane and sideswiped the “entire left side” of the car, according to FHP. The man driving the tow truck, 26-year-old Duante Bell, told authorities he fell asleep behind the wheel before the crash. The trooper was taken to the hostpital.