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Update: Man killed in Sandy auto-pedestrian collision is identified as Steve Klauke

Jun 11, 2024, 6:16 AM | Updated: 5:46 pm

SANDY — Police confirmed to KSL TV on Tuesday the man killed in Monday night’s auto-pedestrian collision is former Salt Lake Bees radio announcer Steve Klauke.

Lt. Carriger with the Sandy Police Department said the driver was going west on 10600 South and went to turn right onto 1300 East but did not see Klauke, who was crossing the road in a crosswalk.

Police said Klauke was walking on the north side of 10600 South traveling east. He started to cross 1300 East when he was struck by a pickup truck.

Salt Lake Bees, Weber State Broadcaster Steve Klauke Passes Away At 69

Klauke was taken to an area hospital.

The driver remained on scene and was cooperating with the investigation. Carriger said there was no suspicion of impairment but officers were investigating if distracted driving might have played a factor in the crash.

“The pickup truck driver was driven by a 64-year-old male who immediately stopped his vehicle, jumped out, and returned to the scene,” Carriger said to KSL TV. “He did remain on scene and cooperated with the investigation.”

Klauke, 69, is well known in Utah as the longtime voice of the Salt Lake Bees. He spent 29 years broadcasting 4,181 Bees games. He also won the Utah Sports Broadcaster of the Year Award in 1995, 2015, and 2016.

 

Klauke retired after last season. He was still serving as the radio voice for Weber State University football and men’s basketball.

Sandy police said there are no signs that the driver was impaired in any way. Investigators are doing a full reconstruction of the accident, as well as talking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage in the area.

A 67-year-old man was in critical condition after being hit by a car in Sandy on Monday, June 10, 2024. The man was later identified as longtime Salt Lake Bees announcer Steve Klauke who died from his injuries. (KSL TV)

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Update: Man killed in Sandy auto-pedestrian collision is identified as Steve Klauke