Authorities are investigating a crash that killed an on-duty police officer in western Michigan.
Police say Norton Shores officer Jonathan Ginka was alone in his cruiser early Wednesday morning when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The 34-year-old Ginka was trapped in the car and had to be removed by medical personnel. He later died at a hospital.
Someone called 911 about 2:30 a.m. to report the crash. The state police is trying to determine what caused the crash. The impact destroyed the police cruiser.
Norton Shores Police Chief Jon Gale said Ginka was a 10-year veteran of the police department. He is survived by a wife, two children, his parents and a brother.
Norton Shores is northwest of Grand Rapids.
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