Trial delayed for Scott Leland in traffic crash death of Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The jury trial has been delayed for the man charged in a fatal traffic crash that killed a Willoughby police officer.

Scott Leland was indicted in the death of Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko stemming from a September 2012 crash.

His jury trial was scheduled for June 26, but was recently pushed back until Aug. 26 at 9 a.m. in Lake County Court of Common Pleas.

There will be a pre-trial hearing on June 26 at 1 p.m.

Leland was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a vehicle under the influence and endangering children.

On Sept. 21, 2012, Officer Jason Gresko, 32, was responding to Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby to help with a disruptive patient.

Officer Gresko was driving northbound on Harmony Lane when a pickup truck driven by Scott Leland appeared to turn left into the path of the officer's cruiser.

Officer Gresko swerved to avoid the truck but struck a tree with his cruiser.

Two adults and two 13-year-olds in the truck were uninjured.

Officer Gresko served part-time in Willoughby since joining the force in 2003, and was also a full-time officer with the Cleveland Clinic Police Department.

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