(FL)(11/22/2022) Deputy struck & killed in I-75 crash; driver charged with DUI manslaughter

23-year-old Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Taylor was killed after being hit by a motorist on I-75 during a traffic stop Tuesday night, November 22, 2022.

The crash happened just south of US-17 around 8:45 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol narrative.

FHP says a Jeep SUV was traveling north on I-75 when it lost control and entered the northbound paved shoulder, where the deputy and a third vehicle were engaged in a traffic stop.

The Jeep hit the back of the unoccupied deputy's vehicle, which then hit the deputy and the third vehicle.

Sheriff Bill Prummell says the deputy was taken to Shorepoint Health in Punta Gorda and later died from their injuries.

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