Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Louisville Sports Anchor

A Louisville Sports Anchor involved in a fatal crash with the station's news car is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit.

WHAS's Jeff Woods was in a news car when police say he hit woman that had already been struck by another vehicle. The woman died.

The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson Circuit Court by the family of Fontaine Jeffrey, claims tow truck driver Matthew Good was out of control when he struck Jeffrey at the intersection of Second and Jefferson Streets on Jan. 23.

After that, Woods hit Jeffrey, “dragging her several feet down Jefferson Street,” according to the lawsuit. Woods stopped his vehicle, got out and “without rendering aid,” got back in his news vehicle and “fled the scene of the accident,” the suit claims.

Woods actions were “unconscionable, outrageous, repugnant, and violated human decency,” according to the lawsuit, filed by attorney Aubrey Williams.

"What offends the family so greatly is that the driver left the scene," Williams said in an interview. "It's a tragedy and the family is hoping that WHAS and the towing company do the decent thing in regards to their mother."

WHAS President and General Manager Linda Danna asked a reporter to e-mail questions to her. She has not yet responded.

FTVLive reported back in March that Woods had been indicted in the accident. Woods works at WHAS as the station's weekend sports anchor, but has not been on the air since the night of the incident.