Michigan State Police give early findings in officer's crash - WNEM TV 5

Michigan State Police give early findings in officer's crash

Posted: Updated:

Michigan State Police say a police officer in western Michigan was traveling at 46 mph and didn't brake until the last second before his cruiser struck a tree, killing him.

The state police said in a news release Friday that a preliminary investigation found Norton Shores Officer Jonathan Ginka was wearing a seat belt and speed was not a factor in the crash early Wednesday.

The news release says Ginka's vehicle left the road and traveled 145 feet over two seconds before striking the tree about 2:30 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The 34-year-old officer was on duty at the time. His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday.

Norton Shores is northwest of Grand Rapids.

Copyright 2017 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.