Sheriff deputy Christopher Taylor, 23, killed when struck by alleged DUI driver Cassandra Smith, 30, on I-75 in Charlotte County, Florida

Modified Date: 
Sat, 01/07/2023 - 9:47am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Massachusetts woman arrested after DUI crash kills Charlotte County deputy

30-year-old Cassandra Smith from Lakeville, Massachusetts, was driving north on I-75 when she lost control of her Jeep, crossed over lanes and went onto the paved shoulder. She hit the deputy’s vehicle, which hit him, the driver of the Honda and the Honda itself.

No bond, 6 charges for woman accused of killing Charlotte County deputy in DUI crash

Cassandra Smith, of Lakeville, Massachusetts, faced Judge Geoffrey Gentile on Thursday morning after a crash that killed 23-year-old Deputy Christopher Taylor during a traffic stop.

Former coworkers remember Charlotte County deputy killed in crash

Shelly Walton said Backstreets Bar is collecting donations. All those funds will go right to Christopher Taylor’s mom and family.

911 call from woman involved in crash that killed Charlotte County deputy released

23-year-old Christopher Taylor will be honored Wednesday morning at 10 at the Babcock Ranch field house. The public is welcome but parking is limited. 

Woman gets second chance at bond after deadly Charlotte County DUI crash

An attorney who looked over the case—Lance Dunford of the Scott T. Moorey law firm—says the judge overseeing Friday’s hearing will either issue a bond or keep Smith in the same status she is in right now. 

Drunk driver arrested for killing Charlotte County deputy denied bond for second time

The judge said this morning that Smith is a danger to the community, and as of now, she will not be released from jail.

People Involved: 
Christopher Taylor
Cassandra Smith