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Former Olympic track star Dion Landor dies in head-on accident

BRYAN, Texas — Dion Lendor, a former track star at Texas A&M who won a bronze medal as a sprinter for Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, died in a head-on accident Monday night, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. were go. He was 29 years old.

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According to DPS spokesperson Sgt. KAGS-TV reported that Brian Washko was driving a Landor 2015 Volkswagen Jetta when he crossed the center strip of the highway and side-swiped another vehicle. According to the television station, Landor continued driving and again drove across the center bar, crashing head-on with a 2018 Infiniti SUV, which was driven by a 65-year-old woman from Conroe.

According to the DPS, Lendor died on the spot. The driver of the seriously injured SUV was taken to a regional hospital, and the man driving the side-swiped vehicle was not injured.

As the Houston Chronicle reports, Texas A&M coach Pat Henry said Lendor was on his way home from practice when the accident happened. According to KAGS, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M.

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Lendor won the bronze medal for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2012 Summer Olympics, anchoring the 1,600m relay in London, according to the AP. In 2014, he went undefeated in 14 of the 400 meters, winning the individual NCAA indoor and outdoor championships.

He also won a silver medal in the 400m relay at the 2015 World Championships, KAGS reported.

As the television station reports, while at Texas A&M, Lendor won the Bowerman Award in 2014 at the convention of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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