The man who fatally struck and killed a Willoughby police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Monday.
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.
The man accused of causing the crash that killed Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko pleaded guilty on Monday.
The jury trial has been delayed for the man charged in a fatal traffic crash that killed a Willoughby police officer.
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