A police chase that started in Asheboro, NC and ended in Greensboro has resulted in 2nd degree murder charges against the driver of the fleeing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was Ronnie Fichera, from South Boston, Va. He has also been charged with felony speeding to elude arrest. Mr. Fichera is still in the hospital and has not been arrested at this time.
You can listen to the radio transmissions from the chase by clicking here. The audio is a little over 12 minutes long. During the chase you can hear a calm, professional response from the Asheboro Police and the 911 Center. The speeds of the chase were between 80 and 90 mph.
The chase started in Asheboro when the police answered a call at the local Subway restaurant on North Fayetteville St. The person causing the disturbance had got into his car and failed to stop when the officer activated his blue lights and siren.
Asheboro police pursued Mr. Fichera into Randleman, and then the Randleman police took over the chase. They pursued until they entered into Greensboro, and then the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department took over the chase. Mr. Fichera then started going the wrong way on Interstate 40 and the Sheriff’s Department called off the chase. The chase was called off because it had become too dangerous. However Mr. Fichera continued the wrong way on the interstate and hit another vehicle head on.
Reagan Hartley was driving the vehicle that Mr. Fichera’s vehicle hit head on. Ms. Hartley died in route to the hospital.
Mr. Fichera could receive as much a life in prison if he is found guilty of the 2nd degree murder charge.