How did Deon Lendore die? Olympic sprinter, 29, was bronze medallist at 2012 London games

Deon Lendore was a former Texas A&M athlete, tragically died on Monday, January 10

                            How did Deon Lendore die? Olympic sprinter, 29, was bronze medallist at 2012 London games
Deon Lendore was 29 (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Deon Lendore, a three-time Olympic track star, and a former Texas A&M athlete, tragically died on Monday, January 10. He was 29. The unfortunate news of the young track star was confirmed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Deon Lendore represented Trinidad & Tobago and specialized in the 400metres. None of the family members of the late athlete, so far, came forward to release an official statement.
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How did Deon Lendore die?

Deon Lendore died in a tragic car crash. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the sad news after revealing that they responded to a major collision between three vehicles on FM 485. According to ESPN, Lendore, who was a bronze medal-winning sprinter, died after his car drifted across the center line, sideswiped a vehicle and then collided with an SUV, as told by a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.
Texas A&M coach Pat Henry shared that Lendore was driving back home from a practice session when the unfortunate incident took place.  According to reports, the budding sports star died at the scene. A 65-year-old woman, who was driving the SUV, was rushed to the hospital. The cause of the car crash is currently under investigation. Deon Lendore participated in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the 100-meter relay in London in 2012. According to ESPN, Trinidad Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe said, “He epitomized hope and joy each time his feet landed on the track”, adding, “He was indeed a trailblazer, a life gone too soon. We thank him for everything he has done and for giving distinguished and diligent service to TT.”


‘World has lost a glowing star’

Social media users flocked to Twitter to pay their final condolences. “Rest in Power #DeonLendore … wow… life is unbelievably short. Live and never stop living for you”, said one as another chimed in, “My heart is broken as our tiny Island nation, have lost one of the World's top, and one of our greatest 400m Athletes. I pray for God's comfort for his family, friends and fans throughout the World.R.I.P Deon Lendore. #DeonLeondore  #Trinidad Gone too soon. Never to be forgotten.”
One user tweeted, “Condolences to the family and friends of my lil bro #400m Deon Lendore.  Good friend and great rival. T&T Flag of Trinidad & Tobago and the world has lost a Glowing star. You’ve earned your wings lil bro and made your mark, now rest is peace! You will be missed!” Another shared, “Rest In Peace Champion”, as one concluded, “As we look at @deonlendore final moments of representing #TeamTTO you will see that his final act was one of kindness and service. He wheeled Dwight from the main stadium to the warmup stadium when Dwight couldn’t walk. Rest Well Deon….Rest Well.”












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