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)

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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