Olympic medalist, Texas A&M track star Deon Lendore dies in car crash

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Three-time Olympian and 2012 bronze medalist Deon Lendore was killed in a car crash Monday near College Station, Texas, while on his way home from track practice.

Lendore, 29, was serving as a volunteer coach at Texas A&M, where he was a 12-time All-American during his collegiate career, Aggies head coach Pat Henry told KTBX-TV.

Details about the crash were not immediately available.

Lendore was part of five indoor and outdoor national championships in 2013 and 2014 as either an individual runner or part of a relay. He represented Trinidad and Tobago in each of the past three Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 2012 running the anchor leg in the men's 4x400 meter relay in London.

Representing Texas A&M, Deon Lendore (center) won the men's 400 meter title at the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships.
Representing Texas A&M, Deon Lendore (center) won the men's 400 meter title at the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee mourned the "devastating and untimely loss" of someone "who has been an inspiration and motivation to us all both on (and) off the track."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Deon Lendore, Olympic bronze medalist, killed in Texas car crash