A Day To Remember sound engineer Jeff Kaplan struck, killed by SUV

January 12 2015, 4:20 PM EST By Matt Crane

ORIGINAL POST: January 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST
A Day To Remember sound engineer Jeff Kaplan has died at the age of 43. Kaplan, who was also a tour manager, lost control of his car on Route 50 in Annapolis Wednesday morning and hit a median. When he got out of his car, he was tragicially struck and killed by an SUV.

According to the Capital Gazette, “Maryland State Police said 43-year-old Jeffrey A. Kaplan was driving a 2013 Subaru when he lost control and struck the median. Kaplan got out of his vehicle and was standing in the travel portion of the roadway when he was hit by a 1999 Ford sport utility vehicle, driven by 30-year-old Aaron B. Nedd of Hyattsville.”

Aside from ADTR, Kaplan had worked with artists such as Brand New, Snoop Dogg, Unwritten Law and Head Automatica.

A memorial fund has been launched for Jeff’s 7-year-old daughter, Vivien (pictured). You can donate online now.

Here’s a list with more artists Kaplan has worked with over the years:

A Day To Remember
Snoop Dogg
G. Love and Special Sauce
Brand New
Fiction Plane
Thomas Dolby
Unwritten Law
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Living Things
Head Automatica
Rock Kills Kid
Young Love 
Michelle Branch
Social Burn

Here's the man doing what he loved and giving us a good show. RIP, Jeff. You will be missed. 

Photos by Justin Weaver

UPDATE:  January 12, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. EST
Funeral memorial services for Kaplan will be held February 5 at the Gardens-A Memorial Park in Boca Raton, Florida. As of now, the GiveForward memorial fund for his daughter Vivien has raised $47,000 of its $75,000 goal.

Jeff Kaplan memorial services