Devastating news this weekend, Kyle Bennett was killed in an automobile accident in the early hours of Sunday, October 14, near his home in Conroe Texas. He was 33 year old
First reported by the Montgomery (TX) County Police Reporter website (http://main.montgomerycountypolicereporter.com/?p=53224), 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.
Kyle was the father of a young daughter, and it is expected that a support fund will be set up to help Kyle’s daughter and family.
Jim Alley and the entire staff and management of Profile Racing will keep Kyles family in our thoughts and prayers. We all wish them peace as they grieve this loss.
Some thoughts from those here at Profile that personally knew Kyle:
Jim Alley – Owner Profile Racing – Kyle was a true inspiration to the BMX community, particularly to young and up & coming riders. His competitiveness and unique riding style stood him apart from the rest. He will be sadly missed by many. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
Gus Lanzilotta – Race Factory Team Manager and Profile Race Sales – KB was an inspiration to all of us. Kyle was the kind of man/BMXer that went out of his way for the young riders, I know because when my son asked him for his check-placard at the very first Disney cup, KB looked down, smiled and then handed it over signing it “Good luck, Kyle Bennett.” BMX has now and forever been changed. My son and I will miss hanging out with one of the nicest BMX racers to ever set foot on the track.
Termite Hudson – MTB Sponsor Manager and Profile MTB Sales – Kyle was probably, hands down, the smoothest rider ever. He will definitely be missed… but never forgotten. RIP Kyle.