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Ex-Louisville newscaster who ran over woman pleads guilty

Ex-Louisville newscaster who ran over woman pleads guilty

Bill Stephens

July 1st, 2016

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former weekend TV sports anchor has pleaded guilty to failing to provide help after he ran over a downtown Louisville hotel employee who had fallen while crossing the street.

Citing court documents, the Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/29kPMpk ) reports that 33-year-old Jeffrey Woods admitted he didn’t stop to help 58-year-old Fontaine Jeffery on Jan. 23, 2015 when a tow truck driver hit her before Woods’ vehicle also struck her.

Authorities say Woods, who worked for WHAS-TV at the time, got out of his WHAS-marked SUV, looked at the other driver and then drove away without calling 911. Jeffery died from her injuries.

As part of the plea deal, Woods will serve four years of supervised diversion.

WHAS-TV President and General Manager Linda Danna declined to comment, saying Woods is no longer an employee.

 

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