New Smyrna Beach police officer loses life in traffic crash

- The New Smyrna Beach Police reported Thursday that around 1:43 a.m., officers were notified of a single vehicle traffic crash in the northbound lanes of North Dixie Freeway near the intersection of Creekside Circle.

Upon arrival, officers say they unfortunately learned the deceased driver, Josh Calverley, was one of their own. 

The scene was reportedly turned over to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

Police say that Josh was a soft spoken officer with a big heart. He began his career at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department and would have celebrated his second year of service on December 17th working as a patrol officer within the city. He was also a veteran with the U.S. Army. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

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