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Man to face murder charge after woman dies in wrong-way I-40 crash


GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man that caused a wrong-way crash on I-40 in Greensboro last week that killed a 22-year-old woman will face a murder charge, according to authorities.

The News and Record is reporting that police took out a murder warrant against the man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase last Thursday.

The crash killed Reagan Lee Hartley, 22, of Willow Spring.

Ronnie Fichera, 46, of South Boston, Va., will face a second-degree murder charge, according to Guilford County Assistant District Attorney Veronica Edmisten said, along with a felony charge of fleeing to elude.

The warrants won’t be served immediately, authorities said.

Fichera has been hospitalized since the wreck. He was listed in serious condition over the weekend.

Asheboro Police said the chase through two counties began after an incident at a Subway restaurant on Fayetteville Street.

Fichera drove off after an officer ordered him to stop, police said. He collided with Hartley after driving the wrong way on I-40 in Greensboro.

In North Carolina, the penalty for second-degree murder can range from 12 years to life in prison.

Source: News and Record


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