Autopsy: BMX champ was drunk when he crashed, died

Kyle Bennett died Oct. 14

Published On: Nov 20 2012 04:04:02 PM CST
Kyle Bennett
CONROE -

A three-time BMX world champion and Olympian was drunk when he crashed his car and died, investigators said.

Police said Kyle Bennett, 33, was heading to his fiance's house in Conroe when he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 105 on Oct. 14.  According to investigators, Bennett's truck left the road, went through a ditch, hit an iron fence, and flipped over outside a home on the highway. Bennett died at the scene.

Officials said an autopsy determined that Bennett died from blunt force trauma to the head, neck, torso and extremities. That autopsy also determined that Bennett's had an acute alcohol intoxication level of 0.145 at the time of the crash, investigators said. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08.

Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot on the first U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008.

Bennett is survived by his fiancé and a young daughter.