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Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker died in a single vehicle crash while responding to investigate the report of an automobile crash on the highway. Officer Whitaker's police cruiser left the roadway and crashed during a period of inclement weather. He is the 18th law enforcement officer to die in a traffic-related fatality this year and the 5th officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2018.