Olympic BMX Cyclist Dies In One-Vehicle Crash In Texas

A three-time BMX world champion who competed in the 2008 Olympics has died in a single-vehicle accident in Texas.

Kyle Bennett (File)

HOUSTON (October 15, 2012)--Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett, 33, died in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday in Conroe, a statement from USA Cycling said.

Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot on the first U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008.

In the statement, USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson said Bennett was a pioneer in Olympic BMX cycling and an inspiration to those who knew him.

Bennett is survived by his fiancé and a young daughter.

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