Sunday’s wrong-way driver jailed upon release from hospital

Julia Margaret Fritschel
Julia Margaret Fritschel

A 21-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with felony serious injury by vehicle in a wrong-way crash Sunday morning on Interstate 40 that sent a driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

Julia Margaret Fritschel, who is listed in an arrest warrant as living at 2141 Thesis Circle in Raleigh, has a Rocky Mount address in booking records.

The State Highway Patrol charged Fritschel after she was released from the hospital. She was was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

An arrest warrant stated that Fritschel caused the injuries to Chandra Waletha Green “while engaged in the offense of impaired driving” east in the westbound lanes of I-40.

Trooper Marc Cerbone said Green had “numerous broken bones and internal bleeding” from the crash. She was reported to be in serious condition Thursday at WakeMed Raleigh hospital.

The wreck happened shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday near the Jones Sausage Road interchange south of Raleigh.

Fritschel also is due in court Dec. 14 on a DWI charge that Raleigh police filed against her on May 28 after stopping her at Western Boulevard and Dan Allen Drive. She additionally was charged with failure to maintain lane control and driving with a revoked license.