A single-vehicle rollover accident has killed a professional BMX cyclist. Kyle Bennett, 33, was driving his pickup truck on Sunday at a high rate of speed in Conroe, Texas when he lost control, causing his vehicle to rollover and crash into a private residence.
The San Diego athlete and Olympian was on his way to help his fiance after she informed him that her car had been broken into. According to reports, Bennett was speeding in order to reach his fiance faster. As a result of his speeding, he was unable to maintain control of his pickup truck. After veering off the road, the truck rolled through a ditch, and struck the gate of a private residence.
At the time of the rollover accident, Bennett was not wearing his seat belt. As a result of the crash, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The CEO of USA Cycling released a statement regarding the athlete’s passing, and claimed that he was an inspiration to his friends and family, and one of the best cyclists to ever perform in the BMX community.
We would like to extend our condolences to Bennett’s family and friends during this difficult time.