Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Retired Clay Co. Detective Dies in One-Vehicle Accident; Boykin, 43, Crashed, Possibly Due to Medical Issue, Authorities Say

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Retired Clay Co. Detective Dies in One-Vehicle Accident; Boykin, 43, Crashed, Possibly Due to Medical Issue, Authorities Say

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A retired 43-year-old Clay County Sheriff's Office detective died Monday morning after a single-vehicle accident near the RiverTown subdivision in Northwest St. Johns County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Robert B. Boykin of Orange Park crashed at 8:50 a.m. at Florida 13 just north of River Oaks Drive, Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan said from the scene. His Hyundai Santa Fe crossover was headed south when it crashed, he said.

"The driver exited the roadway with what we think was a medical condition," Bryan said. "He hit a guardrail and several trees."

Boykin retired in February after 17 years of service that began as a patrol deputy in 1997, according to the Sheriff's Office. Boykin later served in the warrants divisions and as a homicide and State Attorney's Office investigator before retiring as a detention bureau detective.

Boykin was alone and wearing his seat belt when he crashed, the Highway Patrol said.

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