TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Tuesday that will name of stretch of Interstate 295 after a Jacksonville police officer who was killed in a crash.
The bill designates a stretch of I-295 and the East Beltway, as Officer Lance Christian Whitaker Highway. It will take effect on July 1.
Lance Whitaker was killed in a crash on that stretch of I-295 near Alta Drive when his patrol car ran off the road while responding to a separate crash in May 2018.
Whitaker, 48, was a 17 year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.