April Cheri Childers charged with murder in 2012 fatal wreck in Hickory

Jul. 10, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

A former Granite Falls woman was charged with murder Tuesday in relation to a wreck in Hickory in April 2012 that killed a man.

Hickory police said that on April 13, 2012, April Cheri Childers, 37, was driving north on Eighth Avenue Drive S.E. about 3:15 p.m., crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car driven by Ashley Shane Britt, 32, of Hickory. Britt died. Childers and a passenger in her car were seriously injured but recovered.

Childers address at the time was in Granite Falls, but her current address is listed in police records as 5344 Moody Lane in Connelly Springs.

Childers was charged in September with driving while impaired and possession of a controlled substance after toxicology reports from the wreck were returned to police.