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Former BMX champ Kyle Bennett dies in road crash

Updated: Monday, 15 Oct 2012 12:44

Kyle Bennett competing at the Beijing Olympics in 2008
Kyle Bennett competing at the Beijing Olympics in 2008

Olympic BMX rider Kyle Bennett has been killed in a road accident, USA Cycling have confirmed.

Bennett, 33, a three-time BMX world champion competed for the US at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

He was killed in a single-vehicle crash in his home town of Conroe, Texas, in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 14.

"All of us at USA Cycling were deeply saddened to learn this morning of the tragic and untimely loss of Kyle Bennett," said USA Cycling chief executive Steve Johnson.

"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."

He is survived by his fiancee and young daughter.

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