LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of DUI manslaughter in a 2019 fatal crash in Leesburg that killed three people, including a teen, went to lunch during his trial Tuesday and didn’t come back, according to court documents.
Zachery Waldo, 36, went on trial this week. He’s accused of causing a crash on Christmas Eve in 2019 that killed Christopher Smith, Jessica Smith and their 13-year-old daughter, Hailey.
Detectives said Waldo was speeding and under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the crash.
Waldo was arrested in August 2020 after evading authorities, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
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During his trial, officials said Waldo left for a lunch break but did not return.
News 6 has reached out to Lake County Sheriff’s Office to see if he has been found. The court meanwhile has revoked Waldo’s bond.
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