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Olympic BMX Cyclist Killed in Car Accident

33-year-old was three-time world champ
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 15, 2012 8:22 AM CDT
Olympic BMX Cyclist Killed in Car Accident
In this Aug. 20, 2007, file photo, Kyle Bennett of the United States does a bar-twist as he clears a jump during qualifying for the UCI BMX Supercross race at the Olympic BMX course in Beijing.   (Greg Baker)

(Newser) – Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett has been killed in an automobile accident in eastern Texas. He was 33. A statement from USA Cycling says the single-vehicle crash happened early yesterday in Conroe, north of Houston. Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot on the first US BMX Olympic team in 2008. USA Cycling's CEO said Bennett was a pioneer in Olympic BMX cycling and an inspiration. Bennett is survived by his fiancée and a young daughter. (Read more Kyle Bennett stories.)

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