Jacksonville Officer Killed In Crash, While Responding To Crash

A patrolman with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office died early Tuesday after a violent single-car crash.

The patrol car crash was reported about 4:30 a.m. at I-295 northbound and Alta Drive. All northbound lanes are blocked.

Sheriff Mike Williams said the officer was responding to a crash on I-295 after a vehicle had reportedly run off the road. He said weather was possibly a factor in the officer’s crash, but the Florida Highway Patrol will determine the cause during its investigation.

Williams said that “If you’re going to get hurt in this job, one of the main ways you are going to get hurt is in traffic.”

News 4 reports that the officer’s family has not yet been notified.

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