Deon Lendore, former Texas A&M athlete and three-time Olympic observe star who represented Trinidad & Tobago, has died on the age of 29.
The athlete died in School Station, Texas, died on Tuesday after putting one car earlier than plowing head-on into one other driving the in the wrong way.
“Texas DPS Troopers responded to a significant collision between three autos on FM 485. A 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sedan, operated by 29-year-old Deon Christopher Lendore of School Station, Texas, was touring westbound on FM 485,” the Texas Division of Public Security confirmed to PEOPLE.
“In accordance with the investigating Trooper, the Volkswagen crossed over the middle stripe and side-swiped a car that was touring eastbound,” the assertion continues.
“The Volkswagen continued touring westbound and drifted throughout the middle stripe once more and collided [with] the Infiniti head-on.”
The Infiniti SUV was being pushed by a 65-year-old girl from Conroe, Texas. She was rushed to the hospital with “incapacitating accidents.”
Lendore was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The motive force of the car that was initially sideswiped sustained no accidents, and the crash investigation stays “lively and open,” based on the assertion.
The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain launched an announcement on Tuesday, addressing Lendore’s demise, and itemizing the star’s spectacular profession accomplishments, who was serving as a volunteer coach at Texas A&M.
“On behalf of the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain, I lengthen condolences to the household, associates, and followers of Trinbagonian Olympian Deon Lendore upon his premature and tragic passing,” Chargé de Affaires Shante Moore wrote on Twitter.
“A 3-time Olympian, an Olympic bronze medalist, and a World Championship bronze medalist, Deon was a former Texas A&M College sprinter who represented his nation proudly with honor,” Moore continued. “Might he relaxation in peace.”
Group TTO additionally confirmed Lendore’s demise in a tribute posted to Fb, a part of which reads, “Deon has flown the Trinidad and Tobago flag with satisfaction, honor, patriotism and an indomitable will all through his profession whereas serving to and provoking many.”
“That is very troublesome to precise, I can’t even specific this loss,” Texas A&M coach Henry stated in an announcement to PEOPLE.
Added Henry: “Over time our relationship had modified to not solely considered one of my athletes to educate, however he was cherished by my spouse, kids and grandchildren. He was a part of my household. It hurts, it actually hurts. My ideas are together with his household and the efforts to get by way of this very troublesome time period.”
“Deon Lendore leaves an infinite legacy not solely at Texas A&M, however on the world stage,” Director of Athletics Ross Bjork stated in an announcement to PEOPLE.
“It’s an unthinkable tragedy and large loss for the observe and discipline neighborhood and for Aggies all over the place,” he continued, including, “He was a beautiful consultant of Texas A&M Athletics each as a student-athlete and a volunteer coach, and we provide honest condolences to Deon’s household, teammates and his associates.”