- 33 years old
- Born Sep 25, 1979
- Died Oct 14, 2012
- Conroe, Texas, United States
Kyle Bennett Killed in Auto Accident
Devastating news this morning, as we learn that our long-time friend, Kyle Bennett was killed in an automobile accident in the early hours of October 14, near his home in Conroe Texas. He was 33 year old.
First reported by the Montgomery (TX) County Police Reporter website, the accounts from the scene said that Kyle’s 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup left the roadway, while traveling at a high rate of speed and impacted a wrought iron gate, a culvert pipe and several trees, before coming to a stop, upside down in a residential subdivision. Kyle was alone in the vehicle, and no other vehicles were involved.
The website said that, at the time of the accident (2:16AM Sunday morning), KB may have been en route to the location of a business, where his fiancé’s car was reportedly broken into. Police at the scene reported that Kyle was not wearing his seatbelt when the accident occurred.
This is one of those moments, where you hope and pray the news is a case of mistaken identity, or an internet prank gone wrong. We kept checking Kyle’s Facebook page for a “what’s all this about?” post by Butter, himself…but none came. Unfortunately, photographs of the destroyed pickup on the police reporter website, match images of the truck shown in photos on KB’s Facebook page. Sadly, it appears the truck is the same and this tragedy is all-too-real.
Kyle was the father of a young daughter, and we expect that a support fund will be set up to help Kyle’s daughter and family in the coming days.
Calls to Texas Department of Public Safety officials in the Conroe Area are pending return.
Facebook and the VintageBMX.com forum are packed with sentiments from friends, former teammates and fans.
Please share your respect and memories... R.I.P.