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Charlotte Officer was Traveling 90-Plus Before Accident, Police Say

October 16, 2009  | 

A police officer was traveling 93 miles per hour before crashing while responding to a call in SouthPark earlier this week, a report just released from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says.

Officer Joseph Willinsky, 23, was on his way to the Strawberry Hill Apartments on Providence Road when he crashed his patrol car.

Willinsky’s vehicle came in contact with an elevated roadway at the intersection of Fairview and Sharon roads, his vehicle bottomed out and the officer lost control. He crashed into an embankment at 62 mph, according to the report.

Willinsky remains in critical condition at the hospital.

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