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Elyria officer responding to call crashes into tree

ELYRIA — A police officer driving to a burglary call Tuesday morning lost control of his cruiser and crashed into a tree, police said.

Elyria police officer Patrick Jama was responding to a burglary call about 1:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car around the 9600 block of East River Road and hit a tree, police said. Jama was treated and released at UH Elyria Medical Center for minor arm injuries and an eye irritation.

Police said Jama was wearing his seat belt. The crash is being investigated.

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