Monday, October 15, 2012

Olympic BMX cyclist dies in a vehicular accident

Kyle Bennett, BMX cyclist, accident, Olympic

Kyle Bennett, 33 an Olympic BMX cyclist was killed in a vehicular accident in eastern Texas. He was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot the first U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008.

USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson in an statement said: “All of us at USA Cycling were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the tragic and untimely loss of Kyle Bennett,”

“Kyle was a pioneer in Olympic BMX and an inspiration to those of us that knew him. He will be sorely missed and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Bennett is survived by his fiance and a young daughter.

photo: USA TODAY Sports

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