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Wreck injures Durham police officer

A Durham police officer was injured in a car wreck late Wednesday in the 2800 block of Fayetteville Street near Elmira Avenue.

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DURHAM, N.C. — A Durham police officer was injured in a car wreck late Wednesday. The officer was doing fine Thursday morning, police said.

Cpl. R.L. Tinnin was traveling southbound on Fayetteville Street near Elmira Avenue when Roselyn Reed of Durham turned into the path of his patrol car.

Tinnin was treated at Duke University Hospital and released. Reed was not injured. Her passenger, Chrystal Macer of Durham, was treated at the scene.

The collision knocked down power lines and closed a portion of Fayetteville Street for a couple hours.

No charges have been filed, but the accident remained under investigation Thursday.

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Ken Smith, Reporter
Mark Simpson, Photographer

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