WILLOUGHBY -- We are finding out more about a crash that claimed the life of a Willoughby police officer last month.
Police released the dashcam video of the September 21 crash this morning.
Patrol Officer Jason Gresko was responding to a call for assistance with his emergency lights activated when a pick-up truck turned in front of him on Harmony Lane.
Gresko swerved to avoid the truck and hit a tree. WKYC has elected to show only the portion of the dashcam prior to the fatal impact to illustrate the sequence of events that led to the crash.
The pick-up driver was not hurt. The crash investigation is continuing.
Officer Gresko, 32, leaves behind a wife and two-year-old daughter.
The Jason Gresko Memorial Fund has been established to help his family. Contributions can be made to the Western Lake County F.O.P. in care of Officer Jason Gresko at any local Huntington Bank.
In addition to working in Willoughby, Gresko worked full-time with the Cleveland Clinic police.