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Officer injured in crash during funeral escort

Posted at 6:45 PM, Dec 30, 2019

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — An officer was injured when a Highland Heights police cruiser and a Tesla collided during a funeral escort for a 52-year employee of the city on Monday.

The cruiser was providing a funeral escort for Jean Buchak, a retired employee of the police department and Highland Heights City Hall, according to a police spokesperson.

While driving on Mayfield and Brainard roads, a cruiser was involved in an accident with a Tesla.

The officer was taken to the hospital, and later released with a minor injury.

Lyndhurst police are investigating the crash.