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Ex-Jet Klecko accidentally kills man with car

NEW YORK (Sept. 13, 2005) -- Former New York Jets player Joe Klecko accidentally hit and killed a man while driving on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, police said.

The 51-year-old Klecko was heading south at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in a 2005 Chevy Suburban when he struck the man, who was pushing a grocery cart, police said.

Ray Peterson, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges were filed.

Klecko was a defensive end for the Jets from 1977-87 and finished his career with the Indianapolis Colts in 1988. He was a member of the heralded New York Sack Exchange, the Jets' dominant defensive front that included Mark Gastineau and Marty Lyons.

The Associated Press News Service

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