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Olympian & Texas A&M track coach Deon Lendore dies in car accident

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Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 15:46:47-05

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Olympian Deon Lendore died in a car crash Monday, according to NBC Sports Analyst Ato Boldon. He was 29.

Texas DPS said a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sedan operated by Lendore was traveling westbound on FM 485 when it crossed over the center stripe and side-swiped a Infiniti SUV traveling eastbound. Lendore's vehicle then, "continued traveling westbound and drifted across the center stripe again and collided the Infiniti head on."

Lendore was pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Greg Hoelscher, according to DPS.

As a volunteer assistant coach, Lendore worked alongside student-athletes in A&M's Track & Field program.

Lendore graduated from A&M in 2015, appearing in the last three Olympic games throughout his time as a student-athlete.

He earned bronze in the 4x400m event at the 2012 London Olympics, representing Trinidad and Tobago.