JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer has died following a fatal crash in north Florida.
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference Tuesday morning that the officer was responding to a traffic crash on Interstate 295 around 4:30 a.m. when he crashed his patrol vehicle.
Williams said it was a single-car crash and that investigators are working to determine what happened. He said weather conditions may have been a factor.
The agency tweeted "our hearts are breaking as we work a police vehicle crash."
Williams said the officer's next of kin has not been notified so his name hasn't been released.
No further details were immediately available.
On this Police Memorial Day, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office lost one of our own in a police vehicle crash.
Please keep their family, co-workers, friends, and fellow officers in your prayers.
As more information becomes available, it will be released. pic.twitter.com/xGh3q1xhz7
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) May 15, 2018