U.S. Navy petty officer killed in crash in Jacksonville

Family and friends are mourning a U.S. Navy petty officer who was killed in a crash July 4 in Jacksonville.

Petty Officer First Class David Dake, 24, leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter and pregnant wife.

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He was killed in a crash on Dunn Avenue and Young Road just after 3 a.m.

Dake grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, where he met his high-school sweetheart, Darcie.

He joined the Navy in October 2012 and was stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Many of his peers came to him for professional advice and personal guidance, and he devoted countless off-duty hours to his shipmates, his obituary said.

Dake and his family attended Oceanway Assembly of God.

He and his wife were expecting their second daughter in August.

Funeral services will be held at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel in Alabama on Friday.

He and his wife were high-school sweethearts who were expecting their second child in August:

Posted by Action News Jax on Thursday, July 13, 2017