Salt Lake City man dies in rollover crash during Knolls 200 race in Tooele County

C.J. Glover (inset) died in a crash at the Knolls on Saturday, Aug 27, 2022. Images: GoFundMe; Google Maps

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.

“His family was the center of his world, and nothing would mean more to him than to know they are being looked after,” the GoFundMe page said. “We appreciate all the love and support.”
C.J. Glover and family. Photo: GoFundMe

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