Dayton Clarke death: What happened to the hockey player? Truck accident explained

Dayton Clarke
Hockey player, Dayton Clarke passed away


Dayton Clarke, a resident of Victoria, British Columbia, and Oregon Ducks’ hockey player was tragically died in an accident. Let’s see how did the hockey player die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Dayton Clarke die?

Dayton Clarke, a former Kam River Fighting Walleye player passed away in Oregon after being struck by a truck.

The hockey community was in complete grief after the sudden death of the Oregon Ducks’ hockey player. Clarke also played for Kamloops Storm and Elliot Lake Red Wings. 

The University announces the loss of Dayton Clarke, a forward for the institution of Oregon Ducks hockey team, who was 21 years old. 

Along with his prowess on the ice and valuable contributions as a teammate, Dayton was renowned for his contagious enthusiasm and pleasant nature.  

Kam River Fighting Walleye posted the following statement on social media following the Clarke’s death.

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of former Walleye forward Dayton Clarke.

The Kam River Fighting Walleye send our sincere condolences to Dayton’s family, friends, and teammates.

The Walleye family has suffered a tragic loss and Dayton will forever be in our hearts. #10

Who was Dayton Clarke?

Clarke was a former forward for the Kam River Fighting Walleye. He was a current player for the University of Oregon Ducks.

Clarke, who is originally from Victoria, British Columbia, was bought by the Kam River Fighting Walleye from the Elliot Lake Red Wings in the middle of the 2021–22 season.

He led Kam River to the Superior International Junior Hockey League championship with 10 points and 10 goals in 14 games during the regular season. Clarke has four goals and two assists in 11 games with the Oregon Ducks the season before.  

Dayton Clarke cause of death:

Dayton Clarke died in an accident after being struck by a truck in Eugene, Oregon. The central collision investigation team of the Eugene Police Department is currently looking into the accident’s specific circumstances.

This sad incident occurred on June 5, 2021, at 3:54 a.m. in Eugene, Oregon.  According to the Eugene, Oregon police department, officers were summoned to the scene at 3:54 a.m. on Saturday in response to a complaint of a seriously injured person in the middle of E. 24th Avenue, between Kincaid and Harris streets.

Police, who have not named the victim, said a 30-year-old man driver returned to the scene in a huge delivery truck shortly after the investigation began to cooperate.

The Fighting Walleye and the University of Oregon both expressed their grief and sympathies for Clarke’s death on social media.

Dayton Clarke
University announced the death of Dayton Clarke


Tributes flooded social media after the demise news of the hockey player broke out.

Tributes to Dayton Clarke:

Victoria Grizzlies – BCHL posted,

We are heartbroken to hear of the passing of Dayton Clarke.
He was a tremendous hockey player and young man.
Our condolences to Sylvia, Wayne, and Jordyn as well as all of Dayton’s teammates and friends.
A young life was taken much too soon.
Rest in peace Dayton!

Craig Thornton posted,

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Dayton Clarke. Andy’s friend, roommate, and teammate, was tragically struck by a delivery truck as a pedestrian in the wee morning hours Saturday night at the age of 21.
Godspeed to you, Dayton, may you rest in peace son, from everybody at the UO Ducks family, we love you Dayton.
And to the entire Clarke family and all friends we are here for you unconditionally north and south of the border with love and support. RIP Clarkey #18

Saanich Predators – JR B Hockey – VIJHL posted,

With our heaviest heart, we are announcing that Preds Alumni Dayton Clarke has passed away. Dayton played for our organization from 2017-2021. He was a great player and teammate.
We send love and strength to all friends and family of Dayton.
Rest in peace, Clarke

Elliot Lake Red Wings Jr. A Hockey posted,

The Red Wings organization is sending our condolences to Dayton Clarke’s family and friends.
We are very sorry to hear of our former Captain’s passing.
You will be fondly remembered Dayton.

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League posted,

The VIJHL is heart broken to hear the passing of Dayton Clarke.
Dayton played in the VIJHL from 2017-2021.
We would like to send our condolences to his family.


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