Former Fresno Grizzlies owner dies in car crash in Oregon

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Fresno Grizzlies have confirmed that former owner Brian Glover died in a car accident in Oregon.

Glover was a managing partner with the baseball team for close to ten years.

Oregon State Police say officers responded to a crash Thursday near Hwy 26 near the west side of the Dennis L. Edwards tunnel, which is about 30 miles west of Portland.

That is where they found Glover's 2017 BMW X1 SUV.

The 52-year-old died at the scene and authorities believe he may have suffered from a medical emergency before the crash.

The Grizzlies released a statement on Monday in honor of Glover.

"We are shocked and saddened due to the sudden passing of Brian Glover. Many of our remaining front office staff worked alongside Brian under the prior Grizzlies ownership. Brian's commitment and effort to the franchise as a past owner cannot be overstated. So many of the community efforts still going strong today were due to his leadership, especially the 'Junior Grizzlies' baseball program for special needs players and construction of the 'Field of Dreams' in Clovis. That will always be a part of Brian's legacy with the Grizzlies, and it hurts to lose a member of the Fresno Grizzlies family. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and close friends," the statement read.
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