Driver arrested, charged with manslaughter after fatal crash

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WHITLEY CO., Ky. (WTVQ) –  A Whitley County man charged in relation to a fatal crash was found and arrested Tuesday, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

Joshua Lee Woods, 38, of Flat Creek Road, was arrested in connection to a fatal wreck that occurred during the 2017 Labor Day weekend, according to the sheriff.

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The sheriff’s department says a Whitley County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Woods relating to that crash.

According to the sheriff, Woods was first arrested after wrecking his vehicle on Flat Creek Road, while believed to be under the influence, resulting in the death of Laura Carter and injuring her father, James Carter.

He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI. Now, the sheriff says Woods is facing charges of second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault.



Woods was found at a Phebee Fork residence along with Terry J. Moore, 57, who also had a warrant for his arrest, on charges relating to an ATV theft, according to the sheriff’s department.

The sheriff says Woods and Moore were arrested without incident and are lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.