2 hurt in crash involving police cruiser

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Staff report
Two people are being treated at the hospital following a wreck involving a Salisbury Police Department patrol car.
Officer Christopher Hamm, 27, and Burl Natasha Haynes, 33, are at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Information on their conditions was not immediately available.
The collision occurred around 5:15 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and East Monroe Street.
Police Chief Mark Wilhelm said Hamm was driving a Ford Crown Victoria patrol car north on Main Street when Haynes failed to stop for a blinking red light at the intersection. She was driving a 2004 GMC sport-utility vehicle west on East Monroe.
The SUV struck the passenger side of the patrol car.
Haynes was charged with failure to stop for a red light and driving with a revoked license.
Both vehicles were considered a total loss.