jorge castro killed

As life has resumed to normalcy post-pandemic in South Florida, there’s one aspect of city living that certainly seems to have been fully restored: traffic. 

Although we might listen to music, news, audiobooks, or podcasts to make our drive more enjoyable after a long day of work, we can’t deny that we’re still consumed with a burning desire to hurry home to take off our shoes and relax after a long day. Whether you’re daydreaming of sitting on your couch when you get home, or you’re thinking about all the things you need to get done when you get home, accidents are more likely to happen when people are distracted and pay less attention to the circumstances around them. 

68-year-old Jorge M. Castro was killed during rush hour on September 16 at the intersection of Woolbright Road and Wingfoot Drive. As he made a left turn onto Wingfoot drive in his 2017 Nissan Rogue that fateful Friday afternoon, he crossed right into the path of a 21-year old Alexander Banica’s 2018 Dodge Challenger.

Castro’s car was rotated clockwise as it traveled southeast down the road. The Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue team pronounced Castro dead at the scene.

Banica’s Dodge rotated counterclockwise while rolling over, coming to a final stop on its side at the corner of the intersection where the accident took place. The young man was treated for minor injuries.

Coping with the loss of a community member is a difficult endeavor, and as part of the neighborhoods that we serve, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath would like to take a moment to observe Castro’s death. We have a significant amount of experience handling motor vehicle accidents, and can be reached at (561) 655-1990.