Man killed in Salt Lake motorcycle crash was recently retired firefighter

Salt Lake police investigate a fatal motorcycle crash happened about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 2290 S. 1300 East.

Salt Lake police investigate a fatal motorcycle crash happened about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 2290 S. 1300 East. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — A man killed in a Salt Lake motorcycle crash Wednesday has been identified as recently retired paramedic David Alexander Kluger, police said Thursday.

Kluger, 48, retired April 16 after spending 22 years as a firefighter paramedic for Unified Fire Authority, the organization said in a Tweet.

The crash happened about 7 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 2290 S. 1300 East when a SUV and a motorcycle collided. Based on initial observations, police believe an SUV was northbound on 1300 East before it turned onto 2290 South and hit the motorcycle in the intersection, according to a statement from Salt Lake police.

Officers arrived at the scene and found Kluger lying in the road. People attempted life-saving efforts, but the man died at the scene, police said. The driver of the SUV was cooperating with police.

Rabbi Avremi Zippel called Kluger "a beloved member of our community, and a dedicated firefighter and paramedic" in a tweet on Thursday. "It was in his merit that we had a fire truck in our Menorah Parade each year. May his memory be for a blessing. Sending every imaginable good vibe to his family."

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