Louisville Sports Anchor Indicted in Fatal Hit and Run

By Kevin Eck 

Jeff Woods, a weekend sports anchor for Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS, has been indicted for leaving the scene of an accident that killed a pedestrian.

According to The Courier-Journal, Woods was indicted on one count of failing to stop and render aid after the accident in January. The station reports Fontaine Jeffery was hit first by a tow truck, then by the WHAS vehicle driven by Woods.

“Witnesses told police the second vehicle was from WHAS and police impounded a station vehicle as part of the investigation.


“We’ve cooperated with the investigation from the beginning and will let the judicial process run its course,” WHAS-11 president and general manager Linda Danna said in a statement sent to The Courier-Journal.

Failure to stop and render aid is a class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000.

Woods, who grew up in Florence, Ky., joined WHAS as the weekend sports anchor in May. He worked more than eight years at WBKO-TV in Bowling Green covering Western Kentucky University, his alma mater, before he was hired at WHAS.