A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has died following a crash early this morning on eastbound State Road 408 near Conway Road in Orlando

Trooper Tracy Vickers succumbed to his injuries after the fatal crash and was escorted by law enforcement to the Orange County medical examiner’s office.

According to FHP, Trooper Vickers was a leader within the patrol and his troop and served as a Field Training Officer, training and mentoring new troopers. He served central Florida and the state for just over 4 years, selflessly protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.

His first duty assignment was Troop K – Leesburg/Lake County and was later assigned to Troop K – Orlando/Orange County. He was also a Navy veteran.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings reacted to the news Friday morning on Twitter.

“Very sad news this morning with the passing of an FHP Orlando trooper during a 408 accident. My heart goes out to the officer’s family and law enforcement family,” Demings said. “Please remember to travel safe.”