Olympians Who Died in Motor Vehicle Accidents (Boat/Car/Motorcycle/Train) (416)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Olubayo Adefemi NGR FBL 2008 Died in a car accident.
Boris Aleksandrov KAZ
URS
Coach/IHO 1976—1998 Killed in a car accident.
Tânia Anacleto MOZ SWM 2000 On February 9, 2003, Anacleto and her husband Reginaldo Correia were killed instantly in a road accident after their car crashed into the tree across the Mozambican countryside.
Franco Anderlini ITA Coach/VVO 1976 Lost his life in a car accident on the motorway near Croci di Calenzano in Tuscany
Curt Andstén FIN SAL 1912 Died in a car accident.
Frank Anger USA FEN 1964 Died in a head-on collision when the other driver drifted into his lane.
Aleksandr Anufriyev RUS
URS
ATH 1952 Died in a boating accident on river Pechora, about 10 km from Narjan-Mara.
Adil Atan TUR WRE 1952—1956 Died in a traffic accident.
Antonio Attanasio ITA SWM 1968 Died in a car accident.
Raafat Attia EGY
UAR
FBL 1960—1964 Died in a car accident.
Lauri Aus EST CRD 1992—2000 Killed when hit by a truck during training.
Roland Baar GER
FRG
IOC/ROW 1988—2004 Died in a car accident.
Lotfi Baccouche TUN FBL 1996 Died after being hit by a car on his wedding day
Roberto Balado CUB BOX 1992 Died in a crash at a train crossing.
László Balogh HUN SHO 1988 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Lucien Bangels BEL ATH 1920 Died in a car accident.
Rinaldo Barlassina ITA FBL/Referee 1936 Died as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Daniel Batman AUS ATH 2000 Died in a car accident.
Jiří Baumruk CZE
TCH
BKB 1952—1960 Died in a car accident.
Pierre Béchu FRA FSK 1984 Died in a car accident.
Bronislav Bechyňský CZE SHO 1996—2000 Died in a car accident.
John Beedell CAN CSP 1960 Died some weeks after being struck by a school bus in New Edinburgh.
Vasile Belous MDA BOX 2012 Died in a car accident.
Kyle Bennett USA BMX 2008 Died when his truck went off the road and crashed.
Oleksandr Beresh UKR GAR 2000 Killed in a car accident.
Nicholas Bett KEN ATH 2016 Bett was killed while driving near Nandi County in west Kenya, just one day after competing in the Continental Championships in Nigeria. His trainer, Vincent Mumo, said that the athlete’s SUV hit bumps in the road and rolled as it went off the tarmac in the high-altitude training region in west Kenya early on Wednesday morning.
Harry Billings (DNS) GBR BOX 1924 Killed after being hit by an oncoming train near Hayes railway station, London.
Ryan Birch GBR JUD 1992—1996 Died in a car accident.
Leon Birkholc POL ROW 1928 He died as the result of a motorcycle accident in 1968
Waldemar Blatskauskas BRA BKB 1960 Died in a car accident.
Garen Bloch RSA CTR 2000 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Doug Blubaugh USA WRE 1960 Riding a motorcycle, he was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection.
Don Boal CAN ROW 1932—1936 Died in a car accident.
Gé Bohlander NED WPO 1920—1924 Died in a car crash
Jos Boons BEL CRD 1964 Died in a car accident.
Severino Bottero FRA
ITA
ALP/Referee 1998—2002 Died in a car accident while he went to the training camp in Switzerland as coach of the French giant slalom team.
Pierre Bouillin (DNS) FRA IHO 1924 Died in the 1955 Le Mans disaster racing a Mercedes-Benz.
Henryk Bromowicz POL IHO 1948—1956 Died of injuries sustained in a bus accident
Herb Brooks USA Coach/IHO 1964—2002 Died in a single-car accident
Benny Brown USA ATH 1976 Killed in a car accident.
Cyril Brown GBR WRE 1908 Killed in a motor vehicle accident in 1929 near Thames Ditton.
Tarzan Brown USA ATH 1936 Run over by a car following an argument.
Ezra Burnham BAR ATH 1968 Died when car struck a utility pole and he was thrown from the vehicle.
Wilbur Burroughs USA ATH/TOW 1900—1908 He and his wife died in a car accident together.
Yevhen Buslovych UKR WRE 2000 Was hit by bus and died near village Kalynivka on the 38th km of the highway from Kyiv to Zhytomyr.
David Butler RHO
ZIM
SAL 1960—1964 Died in a road accident in Belgium.
Jack Butula CAN BOX 1952 According to his death certificate, he was a passenger in a car that went off the highway and into a river
Delfo Cabrera ARG ATH 1948—1952 Died in a car accident.
Paolo Caldarella ITA WPO 1988—1992 Crashed his motorcycle into a turning van.
Mauro Calligaris ITA SWM 1972 Killed in a minibus accident, while transporting 8 teenage athletes from Schio Nuoto (who were unharmed)
Maria Rosa Candido ITA STK 1988—1992 Died in a car accident.
Leopoldo Cantancio PHI BOX 1984—1988 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Luigi Carpaneda ITA FEN 1956—1960 Died after being struck by a car whilst crossing the road.
Raúl Cascaret CUB WRE 1980 Died in a car accident.
Norman Casmir GER
FRG
FEN 1952 Died in a car accident.
Antonio Castellini ITA BOX 1972 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Kelly Chan SGP SAL 1984 Died in a car accident.
Chang Myung-Sam KOR TKW 1988 Died in a car accident.
Gary Chapman AUS SWM 1956 Died in a boat accident.
Nikolay Chebotko KAZ CCS 2002—2014 Died in a car accident.
Anatoly Cherepovich URS
UKR
CRD 1956 Died in a car accident.
Donald Christian ANT CTR 1976 Died after being struck by a car whilst riding his motorcycle.
Karianne Christiansen NOR ALP 1972 Killed in a car accident at Robru.
Chua Boon Huat MAS HOC 2000 Died in a traffic accident.
Maria Cioncan ROU ATH 2004 Died in a car accident.
Andrew Clough GBR CSL 1992 Died in a car accident.
Avi Cohen ISR FBL 1976 Died in a motorcycle accident
Mickey Coll PUR BKB 1972 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Tom Compernolle BEL ATH 2004 At a training in Zedelgem in June 2008, the truck carrying Compernolle got off the road and crashed, killing the 2004 Olympian.
Cecil Cooke BAH SAL 1964 Killed along with his wife in a car accident.
Tom Cooper USA CTR 1900 Died in a car accident.
Bob Cowell USA SWM 1948 Died in a head-on car collision near Athens, Georgia.
Dino Crescentini SMR BOB 1994 Killed in a crash during a race at Mosport International Raceway.
Óscar Cristi CHI EJP 1952 Died in a car accident.
Herbert Crowther GBR CTR 1906—1908 Died from the effects of a motor cycling accident.
Louis Culot BEL WRE 1948 Died in a traffic accident.
Arthur Cumming GBR FSK 1908 Died of tetanus following a motorcycle accident.
Georgi Dakov BUL ATH 1992 Died in a car crash on 29 July 1996.
Sammy Dalzell IRL WLF 1960 Killed in a traffic accident while bicycling.
Béla Dánér (DNS) HUN ATH/GAR 1906—1908 Died in a car accident.
Henri Dartigues FRA ATH 1928 Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Randall Davey USA ART 1932 Died in a car accident.
Victor Davis CAN SWM 1984—1988 Killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Jack Dearlove GBR ROW 1948 Died in a car accident, possibly as a result of having a heart attack.
Giovanni Delise ITA ROW 1928 Died in an automobile accident
Fritz Dennerlein ITA SWM/WPO 1956—1964 Died in a car accident.
René Dérency FRA BKB 1948 Died in a car accident.
Kazimierz Deyna POL FBL 1972—1976 Died in a car accident.
Lou Dijkstra NED SSK 1936 Killed in a car accident.
Dirceu BRA FBL 1972 Died when his car has been hit by a street racer.
Frank Dixon CAN LAX 1908 Died in a car accident.
Ibrahim Dossey GHA FBL 1992 After spending three months in a coma he died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
John Douglas GBR BOX 1908 Died when the "Oberon" sank in the Kattegat together with his father, John H. Douglas.
John H. Douglas GBR BOX/FIBA/Referee 1908—1930 Died when the "Oberon" sank in the Kattegat together with his sonny John Douglas.
Frank Dove GBR BOX 1920 killed in an accident with a motor car at Wolverhampton in 1957
Eduardo Dualde ESP HOC 1960—1964 Died in a traffic accident.
Roman Dzeneladze GEO
URS
WRE 1956 Died in a car accident together with Avtandil Koridze.
Marlene Elejalde CUB ATH 1968—1972 Died in a car accident.
Imre Erdődy HUN GAR 1912—1928 Died in a car accident.
Juan Escutia MEX ATH 1924 Died after being hit by a train.
Mahmoud Ezzat EGY BOX 1936 Died in hospital following a motor vehicle accident
Pål Arne Fagernes NOR ATH 1996—2000 Died in a car accident on the European route E6 north of Moss in August 2003, when his car collided with a lorry.
Housseyn Fardjallah ALG WLF 2010 Killed in a traffic collision.
Armanno Favalli (DNS) ITA FBL 1960 Died in a car accident.
Ion Ferenz ROU IHO 1964 Died in a car accident
Francisco Figueredo PAR ATH 1984 Died after being struck by a truck.
Don Finlay GBR ATH 1932—1948 Was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident which led to his death.
Stein Olav Fiskebeck NOR SHO 1992 Died in an accident with a snowmobile.
Jacques Flury SUI WLF 1952 Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Jack Foster NZL ATH 1972—1976 Died after being struck by a vehicle when riding his bicycle.
Théophile Fras FRA CTR 1900 Died in a car accident.
Peter Fuchs GBR ALP 1976 Died in a car accident.
George Gaidzik USA DIV 1908—1912 Died in a boating accident.
Michał Gajownik POL CSP 2000 Died in a car accident.
Marek Galiński POL MTB 1996—2008 Died in a car accident, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.
Bruno Galliker SUI ATH 1960 Died in a car accident.
Renato Gardini ITA WRE 1912 Died in a car accident.
Amar Garibović SRB CCS 2010 Died in a car accident on his 19th birthday
Susy Garland GBR FSK 1980—1984 Died in a car accident.
Wacław Gąssowski (DNS) POL ATH 1936 Died in a car accident in Belgium.
Petar Georgiev BUL GAR 1988 Died in a car accident.
Blagoja Georgievski MKD
YUG
BKB 1972—1976 Died in a car accident.
Friedrich Gerdes GER ATH 1936 Killed in a motor car accident.
Roger Gill GUY ATH 1996 Died in a car accident.
Clas Gille SWE ATH 1912 Died when he was run over by a motorcycle.
Piotr Gładki POL ATH 2000 Died in a car crash 20 days after winning the Kraków marathon.
Valery Goborov URS
UKR
BKB 1988 Died in car accident.
Arkadiusz Gołaś POL VVO 2004 Died in a car accident.
Ralph Goldstein USA FEN/Referee 1948—1960 Died in a car crash.
Otto Gollnhuber AUT FBL 1952 Died in a road accident.
Miguel Ángel Gómez ESP ATH 1992 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Bernardo González ESP CTR 1988—1996 Died in a car accident.
Domingo González COL FBL 1972 Died in a bus accident.
Julio César González MEX BOX 1996 Died when his motorcycle was hit by a car.
Robert Góralczyk POL IHO 1972—1976 Died of injuries sustained as a passenger in an accident involving a taxi
Abderrahim Goumri MAR ATH 2004—2008 Died in a car accident.
Alfredo Goyeneche ESP COE/EJP/IOC 1960—2002 Died in a car accident.
Fred Grace GBR BOX 1908—1920 Died after being struck by a car while out walking.
Gerry Gratton CAN WLF 1948—1952 Died from severe injuries in an automobile accident.
Matt Gribble USA SWM 1984 Died in a head-on traffic collision in Miami, Florida.
Brigitte Groh FRG FSK 1988 Died in 1997 in a motorcycle accident in Colombia.
Drago Grubelnik SLO ALP 1998—2006 Died after the car he was driving swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a hill.
Aurel Guga ROU FBL 1924 Killed in a car accident.
Klara Guseva-Nesterova RUS
URS
SSK 1960—1964 Died after being hit by a car.
Bob Gutowski USA ATH 1956 Killed in a car accident.
Mohamed Hachaichi ALG WRE 1980 Died in a train accident.
Eddie Haddad CAN BOX 1948 Died "in a highway accident with a logging truck"
Steven Hancock GBR CSP 1980 Died a few weeks after being hit by a car while riding his bike.
Abdalelah Haroun QAT ATH 2016 Died in a car accident.
Ernesto Hartkopf ARG EJP 1960 Died in a vehicle accident alongside his wife.
Kamal Ali Hassan EGY DIV 1948—1952 Killed while driving home from the airport.
Ahmed Mohamed Hassanein EGY FEN 1912—1924 Killed in an accident with the British military presence on the Qasr al-Nil bridge
Anton Hegarty GBR ATH 1920 Died in a traffic accident.
Stefan Henze GER CSL 2004 Died three days after a taxi-cab accident during the 2016 Olympics.
Ivan Hlinka CZE
TCH
Coach/IHO 1972—1998 Died in a car accident.
Karl Holmström SWE SJP 1952 Died in a road accident.
Rolf Hoppe CHI ATH 1968 Died in a car accident.
Ernst Hoppenberg GER SWM 1900 Died in a car accident.
Joachim Hunger FRG SAL 1984—1988 In 1990, he was cycling through Berlin when he collided with a pedestrian. Hunger was so badly injured in the accident that he died after being in a coma for two days in the intensive care unit of a Berlin hospital.
Ali Ibrahim EGY ROW 1996—2008 Died in a car accident.
Aldis Intlers LAT BOB 1992—1994 Died in a car accident.
Mohamed Issangar MAR ATH 1992 Died along with a number of young athletes he was coaching when their bus was in collision with a lorry
Robert Jacquet FRA ROW 1936 Died in an accident on a road at Perthes.
Khashaba Jadhav IND WRE 1948—1952 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Milan Janić CRO
YUG
CSP 1980—1984 Died in a car accident.
Jhon Jarrín ECU CTR 1980 Died when his bicycle was hit by a car.
Edward Jefferys RSA ATH 1960 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Adrienne Jouclard FRA ART 1932—1948 In 1972 Jouclard died from the injuries she suffered from a car accident in Versailles after 14 days in coma. Her sister Camille over lived after spending months in a hospital.
Juanito ESP FBL 1976 Died in a traffic accident.
Henk Kamerbeek NED ATH 1924—1928 Died of injuries sustained when being hit by a car.
Yutaka Kanai JPN ATH 1984 Killed in a traffic accident.
Hamit Kaplan TUR WRE 1956—1964 Died in a traffic accident.
Pavel Karelin RUS SJP 2010 Died in a car accident.
Charles Karle USA ROW 1928 Karle was hit by a car while training one day in Philadelphia and died as a result.
Oluyemi Kayode NGR ATH 1992 Died in a car crash in Northern Arizona, United States.
Nic Kettel LUX FBL 1948 Died in a traffic accident.
Naji Keyrouz LBN JUD 1980 Died after being struck by a car while riding his bike.
Valery Kharlamov RUS
URS
IHO 1972—1980 Killed in a car accident.
Anatoly Khrapaty KAZ
URS
WLF 1988—2000 Died when his motorcycle was struck by a car.
Nikolay Khrenkov RUS BOB 2014 Died when his car was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.
Desiet Kidane ERI CRD 2018 Died after being struck by car whilst training
Kim Hyeon-Jun KOR BKB 1988 Died in a traffic accident.
Aldis Kļaviņš LAT CSL 1996 Died in a car accident.
Dirk Köhler FRG SHO 1988 Died in a traffic accident.
Peter Kohnke GER
FRG
SHO 1960—1968 Died in a car accident.
Küllo Kõiv EST WRE 1992—1996 Died in a car accident.
Nadezhda Kolesnikova-Ilyina RUS
URS
ATH 1972—1976 Died in a car accident.
Władysław Komar POL ATH 1964—1972 Killed in a car accident.
Radivoj Korać SRB
YUG
BKB 1960—1968 Died of injuries sustained in a car crash.
Avtandil Koridze GEO
URS
WRE 1960 Died in a car accident together with Roman Dzeneladze.
Herbert Koschel GER
FRG
ATH 1952—1956 Died from injuries received in a car accident.
Larysa Krause POL JUD 1996 Died in a traffic accident on her way to the trainings camp in Zakopane.
Besik Kudukhov RUS WRE 2008—2012 Died in a car accident.
Erich Kuhn GER ART 1936 Died when he was hit by a following car while trying to set up a warning triangle on a highway.
Frits Kuipers NED FBL 1920 Died when his motorcycle collided with a train.
Anita Kulcsár HUN HBL 2000—2004 Died in a car accident on January 19, 2005 at the age of 28
Akın Kuloğlu GEO
TUR
BOX 1996—2000 Died when the taxi he was driving crashed.
Jože Kuralt SLO
YUG
ALP 1980—1984 Died in a car accident.
Andrey Kuznetsov RUS
URS
EUN
VVO 1988—1992 Died in a car accident.
Siarhei Lahun BLR WLF 2008 Died in a car accident.
Gheorghe Langa ROU EJP/EVE 1956—1960 Killed in a motor vehicle accident alongside 1952 Olympian Mihai Timu.
Larraza ESP FBL 1924 Killed in a motorcycle on the country road of Miravalles.
Joe Lavery GBR
IRL
CTR 1908 Died eight days after motor vehicle accident
Ramón Lavín ESP SWM 1980 Died in a car accident.
Sam LaVoice USA CTR 1904 Fell off a railroad car and was run over by several other cars, badly mangling his body.
Nataliya Lavrova RUS GRY 2000—2004 Killed in a head-on car accident while riding in a car driven by her sister, who was also killed.
Bryan Lefley CAN
ITA
Coach/IHO 1994 Killed on his way home from a Euroleague Ice Hockey match when the Mercedes he was driving collided head-on with an oncoming truck near Bolzano.
Clark Leiblee USA ATH 1900 Died in an automobile accident.
Iñaki Lejarreta ESP MTB 2008 Died after been hit by a car whilst out on a training run.
Deon Lendore TTO ATH 2012—2020 Died in a car accident.
Andrew Lewis GUY BOX 1992 Struck and killed by a car whilst riding a bicycle
Pelle Lindbergh SWE IHO 1980 Died from injuries sustained in a car crash.
Giovanni Linscheer SUR SWM 1992—1996 Died in a car accident.
Diego Lizardi PUR GAR 1996—2000 Died in a car accident.
Peter Longbottom GBR CRD 1992 Died after being hit by a white Nissan and then by several other cars.
Jack Lovelock NZL ATH 1932—1936 Fell on subway tracks in New York, where he was hit by a moving train.
Fidel Luna MEX FEN 1948 Died in a car accident in 1966
Ivano Lussignoli ITA CSP 1996 Died in a moto cycle accident at Peschiera Borromeo (Milano).
László Magdics HUN ATH 1928 Died in a tram accident
Sigisfredo Mair ITA LUG 1964—1972 Died in a car accident.
Waldemar Malak POL WLF 1992 Died in a traffic accident.
Muhammad Asad Malik PAK HOC 1964—1972 Died in a traffic accident
Bronisław Malinowski POL ATH 1972—1980 Died in a car accident.
Bernard Malivoir FRA ROW 1952 Died in a traffic accident.
Philippe Malivoir FRA ROW 1964 Died in a traffic accident.
Ido Marang FRA HOC 1960 Died during the 1970 London to Mexico City World Cup Auto Rally
Péter Marót HUN FEN 1972—1976 He died three weeks later from injuries received in a car accident.
John Marshall AUS SWM 1948—1956 Died in a car accident.
Albert Martin (DNS) GBR ROW 1928 Died when the Rolls Royce he was driving collided with a lorry on the MI Motorway,
Fernando Martín ESP BKB 1984 Died in car accident.
Armando Martínez MEX CRD 1960
József Marton HUN ATH 1928 Died in a car accident
Giustiniano Marucco ITA FBL 1920 Died in a car accident.
Hana Mašková CZE
TCH
FSK 1964—1968 Died in a car accident.
Germaine Mason GBR ATH 2008 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Ron Masters AUS DIV 1936 Died in a car accident
Peter Matheka Mutuku KEN ATH 2010 Died in a car accident.
Julius Maus GER CRD 1932 Died in a SS Morro Castle disaster.
Arthur McAleenan USA DIV 1912 Died to injuries sustained in a taxi-cab accident on Long Island City. He was in a cab with fellow Olympians Tedford Cann (1924 water polo reserve) and Stephen Ruddy.
Damian McDonald AUS CRD 1996 McDonald died on 23 March 2007. He was one of three men killed in a collision and explosion in the Burnley Tunnel in Melbourne, Victoria.
George McLoughlin (DNS) IRL BKB 1948 Killed in a collision with a lorry in 1955.
Pat McNamara USA SSK 1952—1956 Died a few weeks after being hit by a car while riding his bike.
Jaap Meijer NED CTR 1924 Died when his car slipped, flipped and landed in the water.
Arsen Mek'ok'ishvili GEO
URS
WRE 1952 Died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Mario Meneghetti ITA FBL 1920 Died when struck by a train.
Arrigo Menicocci ITA ROW 1956 Killed in car crash shortly before the end of the Melbourne Olympics.
Eric Mergenthaler MEX SAL 1984—1992 Died two days after going into a coma following a cycling accident.
Ernie Merlin GBR CRD 1912 Died after being knocked off his bike following a collision with a car.
John Merricks GBR SAL 1996 Died in a car accident.
Russell Mockridge AUS CRD/CTR 1948—1952 Died after being hit by a bus during the 1958 Tour of Gippsland.
Navid Mohammadi IRI KTE 2018 Died in a car crash
André Moillen SUI BOB 1928 Died together with his cousin Jean Moillen, when their car crashed into an unlit lorry at night.
Jean Moillen SUI BOB 1928 Died together with his cousin André Moillen, when their car crashed into an unlit lorry at night.
Émilie Mondor CAN ATH 2004 Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Néstor Mora COL CRD 1984 Killed when hit by a truck while training on a highway together with the non-Olympians Hernán Patiño and Augusto Triana (all team Postobón).
Paul Moreau-Vauthier FRA ART 1928—1932 Died in a car accident.
César Muciño MEX CTR 1992 Died after being hit by a bus.
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi RSA ATH 2004—2008 Died in a car accident.
Henry Murray ANZ
NZL
ATH 1908 Died as the result of a motor vehicle accident while training in New Zealand.
Pertti Mutru FIN BKB 1952 Died in a car accident.
Aliaksei Mzhachyk BLR WLF 2016 Died in a car accident.
Simon Robert Naali TAN ATH 1992 Died two days after a hit-and-run accident.
Eric Namesnik USA SWM 1992—1996 Was tragically killed when only 35 in an automobile accident caused by icy road conditions in his native Michigan.
Yves Niaré FRA ATH 2008 Died in a car accident.
David Lee Nicholson GBR ROW 1964 Died in a car crash on a motorway.
Jamie Nicolson AUS BOX 1992 Died in a car accident.
Rudi Nierlich AUT ALP 1988 Killed in a car accident.
Bruno Nöckler ITA ALP 1980 Died in a car accident.
Dieudonné Ntep CMR CRD 1984 Died in a car accident between Yaoundé and Douala.
Oh Se-Jong KOR STK 2002—2006 Died in a motorcycle accident in Seoul.
Samuel Okoye Garba NGR FBL 1968 Died in a motor vehicle accident along Lafia-Akwanga road.
Art Oliver USA BOX 1936 Killed when the truck he was riding on the job was hit by a train.
Ilrey Oliver JAM ATH 1984 Died in a car accident.
John Olulu KEN BOX 1964—1968 Died in a road accident on the Karatina-Nairobi main road.
Henri Oreiller FRA ALP 1948—1952 Died in auto racing accident during the Grand Prix de Paris of 1962.
Nils Östensson SWE CCS 1948 Died in a motorcycle accident.
John Oxley USA ATH 1904 Killed when his car was struck by a train.
George Oywello UGA BOX 1960—1964 Died in a car accident.
Zoltán Pálkovács SVK JUD 2004—2008 Died in a car accident.
Ervin Palmer USA CUR 1932 Died in a car accident while driving back from a Florida vacation.
Giovanni Parisi ITA BOX 1988 Died in a head-on collision with a truck while driving a car.
Park Dong-Hee KOR BSB 1988 Died in a car accident.
Frank Parks GBR BOX 1908 Died at home to the injuries sustained in a car crash.
Pat Patterson USA ATH 1936 Died in sinking of submarine Squalus off coast of Portsmouth, NH.
Georges Paulus FRA SWM 1924 Died in a car accident, when he was thrown from the car he was driving.
Yadier Pedroso CUB BSB 2008 Died in a car accident.
Taavi Peetre EST ATH 2004—2008 Drowned while on a fishing trip with friends when their boat turned over on Lake Tamula.
Breda Pergar SLO
YUG
ATH 1980 Died in a car accident.
Bernhard Perren SUI ALP 1952 Died in a car accident.
Jorge Perry COL ATH 1932—1936 Died in a motorcycle accident
Odirlei Pessoni BRA BOB 2014—2018 Died in a motorcycle accident
Dražen Petrović CRO
YUG
BKB 1984—1993 Died in a car accident.
Léon Pickers BEL WPO 1960—1964 Died in a car accident.
Howard Plumb GBR SAL 1996 Died of injuries sustained when hit by a car whilst cycling.
Anna Polatou GRE GRY 2000 Died when her car was in collision with a pick-up truck.
Fon, Marquis de Portago ESP BOB 1956 Died while racing in the Mille Miglia.
Viktor Potapov RUS
URS
SAL 1972—1980 Struck and killed by a car whilst standing on the sidewalk.
Philippe Pradayrol FRA JUD 1992 Died in a traffic accident.
Ned Pratt CAN ROW 1932 Died in a traffic accident.
Steve Prefontaine USA ATH 1972 Killed in a car accident.
Aleksey Prokurorov RUS
URS
EUN
CCS 1988—2002 Died when his car was hit by a drunk driver.
Mamie Rallins USA ATH 1968—1972 Died in a multi-vehicle accident on State Route 53 in Sandusky County.
Reda UAR FBL 1960 Died in a car accident.
Carl Reiser GER ART 1936 Died of a brain hemorrhage after a motorcycle accident.
Josef Reisinger AUT SSK 1964 Died as passenger in a traffic accident.
Marcel Renault FRA AUT 1900 Died of injuries sustained in the 1903 Paris–Madrid race.
Ronald Rhodes GBR CSP 1960 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Isobel Roe GBR ALP 1948 Killed in road accident,
Arulraj Rosli MAS CRD/CTR 1964 Struck and killed by a car whilst riding a motorcycle
Otto Rothe GER
FRG
EVE 1952—1956 Died in a traffic accident.
Vladimer Rubashvili GEO
URS
WRE 1960 Died in a car accident.
Eddie Rudolph, Jr. USA SSK 1960—1964 Died in a car accident
Christophe Ruer FRA MPN 1988—1996 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Kathleen Russell JAM ATH 1948—1952 Died in a traffic accident.
Yury Ryazanov RUS GAR 2008 Died in an automobile accident only five days after placing third at the 2009 World Gymnastics All-Around Championship.
Amy Safe AUS ROW 1996 Killed by a runaway car while training with six of her Australian cycling teammates.
Aleksandr Safronov RUS
URS
SSK 1976 Died in a traffic accident.
George Saling USA ATH 1932 Died in a car accident.
Rich Sanders USA WRE 1968—1972 Died in a car accident.
Bekzat Sattarkhanov KAZ BOX 2000 Killed in a car accident.
Ali Sayed Darwish UAE CRD 1996 Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Heinz Schäfer FRG WRE 1976 At the age of 33, he died in a motorcycle crash when he crashed into a tree.
Edsard Schlingemann NED SWM 1984 Died in a car accident
Sandra Schmitt GER FRS 1998 Died in the Kaprun fire disaster of the glacier lift on 11 November 2000 together with her parents and a training group of the German Skiing Association.
Art Scholes CAN ATH 1920 Struck by a car while walking home from his brother's funeral.
Hans Schönrath GER BOX 1928 Drowned when hospital ship "DS General von Steuben" was sunk.
Alois Schwarz AUT CCS 1988—1992 Died in a car accident.
Todd Scully USA ATH 1976 Died in a truck accident, ran off the side of the road and overturned.
Frank Seipelt GER
FRG
WLF 1984—1992 Died in a traffic accident.
Gabriele Sella ITA CTR 1984 Crashed his motorcycle into a wall.
Sergey Sharikov RUS FEN 1996—2004 Died in car accident.
Andrei Shcharbakou (DNS) BLR FBL 2012 Died in a car accident.
Jack Shea USA SSK 1932 Died in a traffic accident.
Brian Shenton GBR ATH 1952—1956 Died in a car crash.
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron GBR TEN 1924 Died in a car accident.
Paddy Sheriff IRL BKB 1948 Killed in a car accident along with his son Padraig at Gneevebawn Hill, near Tyrellspass, County Westmeath in 1990.
Sergey Shupletsov RUS
EUN
FRS 1992—1994 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Otto Silber EST FBL 1924 Died in a car accident near Saue, Harjumaa.
Natália Silva POR GAR 1952 Killed in a car accident with her husband and son at the age of 31.
René Silva NCA BOX 1972 Died in a car accident.
Cyril Simey GBR FEN 1928 Went missing from his yacht on the night between 18 and 19 September 1952 in the middle of English Channel.
Surjit Singh IND HOC 1976 Died in a car accident.
Zithulele Sinque RSA ATH 1992 Died in a motor vehicle accident in Balfour, where he worked after forming a development athletics club in the area.
Bjørn Skaare NOR IHO 1984 Died in a car accident.
Vibeke Skofterud NOR CCS 2002—2010 Died in a jet-skiing accident.
Tadeusz Ślusarski POL ATH 1972—1980 Killed in a car accident.
Pete Smith GBR CRD 1968 Killed in a collision with a vehicle while riding his bike
Chris Anker Sørensen DEN CRD 2008—2016 Hit by a car when cycling.
Ray Sorensen USA GAR 1948 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Romi Spada SUI ALP 1948
Brunello Spinelli ITA WPO 1960 Died in a car accident.
Bryan Sprott USA ATH 1920 Killed when struck by a train.
Ali St. Louis TTO ATH 1984 Died in a car accident.
Zinaida Stahurskaya BLR
EUN
CRD 1992—2004 Died in 2009 after being struck by a car while training.
Calvin Stamp JAM WLF 1984—1988 Died in a car accident.
Burry Stander RSA MTB 2008—2012 Died after being hit by a taxibus while on training.
Henri Steenacker BEL ROW 1952—1956 Killed in a traffic accident while bicycling.
Hartwig Steenken FRG EJP 1968—1972 In 1977 a passenger crashed into Steenken's car when returning from an amateur football soccer match. He fell into a coma and died six months later.
Manfred Stengl AUT LUG 1964 Died in a crash at the Isle of Man TT in 1992.
John Stenner USA CRD 1992 Died in a car accident when the sun blocked the other driver’s view.
Matic Šušteršič SLO ATH 2000 Died in a car accident in Ljubljana.
Lennart Svedberg SWE IHO 1968 Died in a car accident.
Ian Syster RSA ATH 2004 Ian Syster and his two-month-old son drowned in December 2004 in Keimoes following a car accident.
Sándor Szobolevszky HUN BOX 1928 He and his daughter died in a boating accident on the Danube.
Omero Taddeini ITA ART 1936—1948 Died in a car accident.
Nicolae Talpoș ROU BOX 1984 Died in a motor vehicle accident.
Tan Eng Yoon SGP ATH 1956 Died while walking across a street when he was hit by a car.
Johnny Tate USA BOX 1976 Died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Jon Tecedor ESP WLF 2000 Died when his motorcycle was struck by a car.
Roberto Terracini ITA ART 1936 Died in a car accident.
Ödön Tersztyánszky HUN FEN 1924—1928 Died in an automobile accident just outside Budapest, less than one year after competing in the Olympics.
Sandra Tewkesbury CAN FSK 1960 Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Meamea Thomas KIR WLF 2004 Struck by a vehicle while saving the life of a cyclist.
Ray Thorne USA SWM 1904 Died in a car crash.
Mihai Timu ROU EVE 1952 Killed in a motor vehicle accident alongside 1956 and 1960 Olympian Gheorghe Langa.
Andrey Tissin RUS CSP 1996 Died in a motor boat accident.
Salvatore Todisco ITA BOX 1984 Died in a car accident.
Braian Toledo ARG ATH 2010—2016 Died in a motorcycle accident.
Péter Tóth HUN FEN 1906—1928 Died in a car accident.
John Townend GBR ROW 1924 Killed after falling from the top of an omnibus and being hit by an oncoming car.
Kent Townley USA WRE 1956 Died in a car accident.
Claude Trahan CAN SJP 1968 Died in a car accident along with his 12 year-old son Francois
Rita Trapanese ITA FSK 1968—1972 Died in a car accident.
Marcel Triboulet (DNS) FRA FBL 1912 Died in a car accident.
Tumo Turbo ETH ATH 1996 Died on Monday October 27, 2008 in a fatal car accident which occurred in the Addis Ababa-Awassa road and killed another 18 people.
Howard Turbyfill USA WLF 1932 Killed after missing a turn and crashing his pickup truck into a walnut grove.
Joe Túri GBR EJP 1988 Later competed for Hungary. Died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Pierre Turquet GBR FEN 1948 Died in a car accident.
Bojan Udovič SLO
YUG
CRD 1980 Died of injuries sustained when hit by a car whilst cycling.
Alejandro Urgellés CUB BKB 1972—1980 Died in a car accident.
Jorma Valkama FIN ATH 1952—1960 Died in a car accident.
Ivo Van Damme BEL ATH 1976 Died following a car accident.
Krisztián Veréb HUN CSP 2000 Died in a motorcycle accident
Francesco Verri ITA CTR 1906 Died in a road accident.
Michel Viaud FRA ROW 1960—1964 Died in a ferry accident off the coast of Madagascar.
Cesáreo Victorino MEX FBL 1968 Died when the team bus of CF Pachuca crashed on the way to Acapulco near Cuernavaca.
Rafael Vidal VEN SWM 1980—1984 Killed in a car crash when repeatedly struck by another car, possibly intentionally.
Adrie Voorting NED CRD/CTR 1952 Died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Wang Kenan CHN DIV 2004 Died in a car accident.
Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh GBR ROW 1964 Died in a car accident.
Harold Webster CAN ATH 1928—1936 Collided with a car while bicycling.
Pernell Whitaker USA BOX 1984 Died after being struck by a car.
Whayne Wilson CRC FBL 2004 Died after a car accident.
Jonnie Woodall GBR BOB/LUG 1972—1980 Killed when hit by a train whilst cycling.
Steve Wray BAH ATH 1984 Went missing on a fishing trip off Nassau. After a distress call, his boat was found overturned, with no sign of Wray or his fellow sailor.
Morishige Yamamoto JPN EVE 1932 Died in a car accident.
Ivan Yarygin RUS
URS
WRE 1972—1976 Died in a car accident.
Osman Yüce TUR ALP 1948—1964 Died in a traffic accident.
Tony Zasada CAN ROW 1984 Died when a car in which he was a passenger was involved in a collision with a car driven by a drunk driver.
Aleksandr Zhirov RUS
URS
ALP 1980 Died in a car accident.
Roger Zirilli SUI SWM/WPO 1936 Died in a car accident.
Henri Zo FRA ART 1928—1932 Died in a car accident.
Zsolt Zsoldos HUN JUD 1992 Died in a traffic accident in 1996.
Ross Zucco USA SSK 1960 Killed in a car accident.
Hans Zurbriggen SUI SJP 1948 Died in a car accident.