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Two fatal wrong-way accidents occurred on Watterson Expressway

Two wrong way drivers on the Watterson Expressway in Louisville caused two fatal car accidents within the same morning, according to WAVE 3 News on June 21.

The first vehicular accident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-264 near the exit for Breckenridge Lane,  Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said. A man operating a Toyota Echo was traveling the wrong way down Interstate 264 when he hit a Jeep head-on. Although the Jeep occupants were not seriously injured, the driver of the Toyota Echo was killed in the accident, according to police reports.

Meanwhile, a report from Louisville MetroSafe showed that at around 6:45 a.m. about three exits down from the first accident, another fatal wrong-way wreck occurred. A woman in a black Jeep saw the traffic caused by the first accident and did a U-turn on the highway. Now driving the wrong way down the eastbound lanes of I-264, she hit a white Jeep near the Newburg exit. The collision resulted in the immediate death of the white Jeep driver.

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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