Olympic BMX cyclist alcohol level high at death

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Associated Press

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:02 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Olympic BMX cyclist Kyle Bennett's blood had an alcohol level twice the legal level for drunken driving when he died in a car crash in Southeast Texas.

Bennett was 33 when he died in a single-vehicle crash happened the morning of Oct. 14 in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston.

In an autopsy report obtained by The Courier of Conroe (http://bit.ly/XXMNs7 ), the Montgomery County medical examiner found that Bennett had a blood alcohol content of 0.145 percent by volume. The legal standard in Texas is 0.08 percent.

Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and won an automatic spot on the first U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008. He is survived by his fiancé and a young daughter.

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Information from: Courier, http://yourconroenews.com

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