RANDLEMAN N.C. – A driver who crashed head on into another vehicle while going the wrong way on I-73/74 near Randleman last weekend is facing several charges including DUI and child abuse.
Shortly before midnight, Randolph County 911 had received a call from a driver who was taking the Randleman exit off I-73/74 onto West Academy St and reported they were nearly hit by a car that had entered the exit ramp going the wrong direction. Randolph County 911 notified both local police and deputies in the area as well as the highway patrol.
Within only a few minuites, at 11:57 p.m. Randolph County 911 received its first call reporting a wrong way driver had crashed head on into another vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-73/74 between the Randleman exit and the Randleman Lake Bridge.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol was notified just after midnight and responded to the scene to investigate the crash.
According to a press release from the Highway Patrol, 25-year-old, Brittany Nicole Davis from Greensboro, N.C., was traveling north in the southbound lane of I-73, in a 2010 Volkswagen when she struck an on-coming 2013 Chevrolet head on.
Davis was recorded speaking with another 911 caller and the telecommunicator saying “I was following my friend, I just. I don’t know”
Troopers say Davis, and a four-month-old rear seat passenger, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. The other driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.
All southbound lanes of I-73 near West Academy Street were closed for approximately one (1) hour during the investigation.
Davis was charged with, Driving While Impaired, Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Traveling the Wrong Way on a Highway and having an Open Container of Alcohol in the vehicle, she is scheduled to appear in Randolph County Court in July 10th, 2023.