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Reporter charged in fatal Louisville pedestrian accident

Criminal charges have been filed against WHAS TV News reporter Jeffrey Woods for his part in a pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of Fontaine Jeffrey, 58, WDRB reported on April 9.

Jeffrey was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Second Street in Louisville by tow truck driver Matthew Good and Woods. Good remained at the scene while Woods reportedly exited the news van, looked around at the scene, and left. Woods is charged with failing to stop and render aid, which is a Class D felony. According to reports, blood was found on all four tires of the news van Woods was driving.

Good has not been charged, although a wrongful death suit has been laid against Woods, Good, WHAS TV News, and the tow truck company Good works for.

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Louisville woman dies in Dixie Highway collision

The Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky has reported that 36-year-old Cynthia Thomas was killed after a three-vehicle accident on Dixie Highway near the Jefferson and Hardin county line on February 22, according to WDRB.

Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley stated that Thomas lost her life the night of the accident after she was confined at the University of Louisville Hospital due to multiple blunt injuries. Three other people, including a child, were also taken to a hospital for treatment, although their conditions were not reported.

Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said Thomas had been riding in the front passenger seat of a Toyota that was heading south on Dixie Highway hear Stites Station Road in West Point when the vehicle traversed into the northbound lanes and crashed into two Chevrolet trucks at around 1 p.m.

To give investigators space to probe into the fatal accident, this section of Dixie Highway was closed for four hours after the crash.