Olympic BMX cyclist dies in wreck in Conroe

In this April 16, 2008, file photo, Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit in Chicago. Bennett was killed in an automobile accident early Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in eastern Texas. He was 33. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

October 15, 2012 12:44:41 PM PDT
Family and friends are remembering BMX Olympic cyclist Kyle Bennett. He died in an accident early yesterday morning.

Bennett was driving home to Conroe just after 2am to meet his fiancee when he lost control of his truck on Old Highway 105 near Southshore Drive. Bennett was found dead at the scene.

News of his death spread yesterday on BMX-related websites, where fans expressed their condolences and praised the champion racer as an inspiration.

The 33-year-old recently earned a spot in the BMX Hall of Fame as the team captain of the USA's first Olympic team in 2008.

You can read more about this story in the Courier of Montgomery County, one of our Houston Community Newspaper partners.