Former Smith Co. deputy charged in veteran’s 2018 death

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 A former Smith County deputy was indicted on vehicular homicide and other charges after an incident last summer.  

According to a release, TBI began investigating on Jun. 3, 2018 after 47-year-old Keith Holder crashed his personal car into the Cumberland River in Trousdale County. Holder swam to shore and left the scene.  

Agents said his passenger, Donovan Crittendon, died after the car submerged into the river. At the time, Holder was a deputy with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the 15th Judicial Drug Task Force. He is no longer employed.  

The Trousdale County Grand Jury Indicted Holder with one count of vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, one count of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, DUI, and fraud of insurance claim.  

His bond was set at $75,000.  

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