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

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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


  • PoliticiansAreCorrupt

    What kind of title is this? You kill someone, so its it an obvious fact that you will stand trial for murder? How is this news to anybody…be a heck of alot better if they said the man who killed an innocent 22 year old driving drunk and wrong way down the highway is set to be injected lethally tonight!

    • t

      Not everyone that happens to kill someone while behind the wheel of a car is charged with murder. In fact it’s rare.

      • Mark

        It’s rare because murder implies intent. POS didn’t intend to kill anyone, but it happened. That is what manslaughter charges are for. If the state isn’t careful this could get dismissed.

    • Ken

      And that is why you don’t get to make the important decisions in life. What if they would not have pursued and he killed even more people with his reckless acts? The moral of this story is, next time you have a thought, let it go.

    • emanddd

      They didn’t chase him on I-40. Why don’t you try reading the timeline before you comment. Why can’t we blame the drunk guy eluding police driving the wrong way on the highway? Smarten up

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