After striking a pedestrian in a downtown Louisville crosswalk, witnesses say that WHAS Sports Anchor Jeffrey Woods got out of his news vehicle, briefly surveyed the scene and left.
“I told him, hey, you hit her too; you ran over her too,” Matthew Good, a tow truck driver who had first hit the woman told police. “As everybody surrounded us, he just got back in his (truck) and left.”
Fontaine Jeffrey, 58, died of multiple injuries after being struck by Good and Woods, according to evidence released this week in a criminal case filed against Woods, who has been indicted on one count of failure to stop and render aid, a class D felony.
Investigators found human blood on all four tires of the WHAS News truck, according to the evidence. Woods did not give a formal statement to police. His news director, David Seals, called police after the accident and said “the vehicle we were looking for (is) at their TV station,” according to the court records.
Aaron Silletto, a defense attorney representing Woods, said he has not seen the evidence yet and declined to comment on it.
However, he said Woods "maintains his innocence and we look forward to the truth coming out."
Good said he tried to get the license plate number on the vehicle and called police.
“The guy in the WHAS Explorer took off,” he said. Woods, who has pleaded not guilty, did not make any “incriminating statements” to police, according to the court records.
WHAS President and General Manager Linda Danna asked a reporter to e-mail questions to her earlier this week. An email response read, "I do not have a comment."
Woods works at WHAS 11 as the station's weekend sports anchor, but has not been on the air since the night of the incident.