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W.Va. woman charged in death is released on bond

April 03, 2001

W.Va. woman charged in death is released on bond



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., woman who was charged with drunken driving in the death of a Kearneysville, W.Va., woman Sunday night was released from the Eastern Regional Jail Monday after posting $200,000 bond, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court officials.

A magistrate court hearing for Margo Fritsch, 54, will be set within 20 days, court officials said.

Tracey Gregor, 28, and her fianc, Michael Shoppert, were westbound on W.Va. 45 outside of Shepherdstown at about 7:20 p.m. when their car's tire blew.

Gregor was clearing debris from the road when she was struck by a westbound car that kept going, police said.

She was taken by ambulance to City Hospital in Martinsburg, where she was pronounced dead.

About 10 minutes after the accident, Shepherdstown Police stopped a 1997 Ford Probe driven by Fritsch, police said.

Fritsch was charged with driving under the influence causing death, leaving the scene of an accident, first-offense driving under the influence, failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of insurance, police said.

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Police had not yet reconstructed the details of the accident, which remained under investigation by West Virginia State Police.

- Laura Ernde

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