A Charlotte police officer involved in a wreck that killed a 20-year-old woman Sunday was driving his patrol car more than 90 mph with the siren off, police Chief Rodney Monroe said yesterday, the Charlotte Observer reports. North Carolina law and department rules dictate that officers obey posted speed limits unless their vehicle’s blue lights and siren are activated. The speed limit along the road where the crash occurred is 45 mph.
The officer, Martray Proctor, 24, remained hospitalized with a broken leg among other injuries. Grieving family members were angry and wanted answers. Monroe called the death “an unfortunate and tragic incident.” He promised a thorough investigation. “It’s not something we take lightly or will investigate lightly.” roctor was driving to assist another officer on a routine traffic stop at about 10:15 p.m. when his patrol car collided with another car. The wreck occurred less than a quarter-mile from the traffic stop, Monroe said. Asked whether he believed Proctor should have been driving more than 90 mph, Monroe said: “I can find no reason for that.”