3-Time Olympian Deon Lendore Dies Aged 29

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Olympic track star Deon Lendore has died following a tragic accident in Texas.

He was just twenty-nine-years-old.

Since the news broke, tributes for the athlete have been pouring in…

Lendore has died aged just 29.

The Trinidadian sprinter has competed 3 times in the Olympics, in 2012, 2016.

Most recently, he competed at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.

Competing in the London 2012 games, Lendore won a bronze medal in the 4×400 meter.

In 20215, Lendore also won a silver medal in the world 4×400 relay, TMZ Sports reports.

He is also a 3 time world indoor bronze medalist.

Lendore died on Monday after he was involved in a fatal 3-car crash in Texas, TMZ Sports reports.

The Texas Department of Public Safety told the outlet that Lendore was driving in his 2015 Volkswagen Jetta along the FM 485 in Milam County when the accident occurred.

Lendore is said to have crossed over the center line and as a result, “sideswiped a vehicle” that was traveling in the opposite direction.

Lendore’s vehicle then drifted over the center line again, this time crashing head-on into a 2018 Infiniti SUV.

The driver that was sideswiped suffered no injures in the accident.

But sadly, that was not the case for the Lendore and the person driving the SUV…

The driver of the SUV involved in the head-on crash, a sixty-five-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with injuries that are described as “incapacitating,” the outlet reports.

Lendore was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Deon Lendore.