updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
Kyle Bennett, the Olympic BMX cyclist, died in an automobile accident early Sunday morning near his home just outside Houston.
Kyle Bennett, 33, was killed when his 2006 Toyota Tundra truck, traveling at a high rate of speed, left the road and struck a wrought-iron gate, according to the Montgomery County police Reporter.
Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot the first U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008. He was also a a three-time NBL champion.
In the statement from USA Cycling, the USA Cycling CEO Steve Johnson said Bennett was a pioneer in Olympic BMX cycling and an inspiration to those who knew him.
According to the report, Bennett was alone in the truck and was not wearing a seatbelt. Bennett lost control of his 2006 Toyota Tundra and drove off the roadway. The pickup flipped and rolled through a ditch and crashed through the gate of a private residence. He was rushing to check a break-in involving his fiancee's car. Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kyle Bennett is survived by his fiancé and a 4-year-old daughter.
Click here to see photos and videos of Kyle Bennett's tragic overnight creash.
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