Florida Highway Patrol Trooper David Casillas was arrested on February 28 for allegedly helping his friend Jesus Del Valle hide a hit-and-run crash that severely injured gardener Yoel Montero. Casillas, 35, faces charges for official misconduct, filing a false insurance claim, and organized fraud.
According to the arrest report, the alleged hit-and-run crash occurred on June 30 last year. A SUV sideswiped a gardening crew that was working on 62nd Street in Miami Beach and severely injured Montero, who was working there at the time. He suffered a serious head injury and acutely damaged his right leg. Witnesses identified the SUV as a 2015 Range Rover.