TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 27, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A 33-year-old man died Saturday after the truck he was a passenger in rolled in the Knolls area of Tooele County Saturday.
Officers of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene at about 7:15 a.m., Sgt. David Bleazard, TCSO, told Gephardt Daily.
“What’s going on out in Knolls is called the Knolls 200,” he said. “It’s kind of a desert-type race involving trophy trucks and souped up ATVs, cars, and those types of machines.
“One of the trucks ended up rolling and killed a passenger, a 33-year-old male passenger.”
The driver of the truck suffered no life-threatening injuries. Bleasard said the accident was a rollover, not a collision, so no other vehicles were involved or even within sight at the time of the incident.
The victim was identified by relatives and multiple online sources as C.J. Glover, a Salt Lake City based pilot for SkyWest. Relatives who contacted Gephardt Daily later clarified he had recently moved to JetBlue.
They said Glover was wearing a helmet and protective gear at the time of the crash. She also wrote that the death occurred less than 5 minutes into the race.
The writer said Glover leaves behind a wife and two small children. A GoFundMe page has been set up, and states donations will be used for funeral costs and to help his survivors.