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

Athlete Gender Country Sport Notes
Olubayo Adefemi Male NGR FTB Died in a car accident.
Boris Aleksandrov Male URS ICH Killed in a car accident.
Tânia Anacleto Female MOZ SWI 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.
Curt Andstén Male FIN SAI Died in a car accident.
Aleksandr Anufriyev Male URS ATH Died in a boating accident on river Pechora, about 10 km from Narjan-Mara.
Luis Arias Male ESP ASK Died in a helicopter crash.
Adil Atan Male TUR WRE Died in a traffic accident.
Raafat Attia Male UAR, EGY FTB Died in a car accident.
Lauri Aus Male EST CYC Killed when hit by a truck during training.
Roberto Balado Male CUB BOX Died in a crash at a train crossing.
Daniel Batman Male AUS ATH Died in a car accident.
Jiří Baumruk Male TCH BAS Died in a car accident.
Pierre Béchu Male FRA FSK Died in a car accident.
Bronislav Bechyňský Male CZE SHO Died in a car accident.
Kyle Bennett Male USA CYC Died when his truck went off the road and crashed.
Oleksandr Beresh Male UKR GYM Killed in a car accident.
Ryan Birch Male GBR JUD Died in a car accident.
Waldemar Blatskauskas Male BRA BAS Died in a car accident.
Doug Blubaugh Male USA WRE Riding a motorcycle, he was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection.
Don Boal Male CAN ROW Died in a car accident.
Jos Boons Male BEL CYC Died in a car accident.
Benny Brown Male USA ATH Killed in a car accident.
Tarzan Brown Male USA ATH Run over by a car following an argument.
Ezra Burnham Male BAR ATH Died when car struck a utility pole and he was thrown from the vehicle.
Yevhen Buslovych Male UKR WRE Was hit by bus and died near village Kalynivka on the 38th km of the highway from Kyiv to Zhytomyr.
David Butler Male ZIM SAI Died in a road accident in Belgium.
Delfo Cabrera Male ARG ATH Died in a car accident.
Paolo Caldarella Male ITA WAP Crashed his motorcycle into a turning van.
Maria Rosa Candido Female ITA STK Died in a car accident.
Luigi Carpaneda Male ITA FEN Died after being struck by a car whilst crossing the road.
Raúl Cascaret Male CUB WRE Died in a car accident.
Kelly Chan Male SIN SAI Died in a car accident.
Gary Chapman Male AUS SWI Died in a boat accident.
Donald Christian Male ANT CYC Died after being struck by a car whilst riding his motorcycle.
Karianne Christiansen Female NOR ASK Killed in a car accident at Robru.
Chua Boon Huat Male MAS HOK Died in a traffic accident.
Maria Cioncan Female ROU ATH Died in a car accident.
Andrew Clough Male GBR CAN Died in a car accident.
Mickey Coll Male PUR BAS Died in a motorcycle accident.
Tom Compernolle Male BEL ATH At a training in Zedelgem in June 2008, the truck carrying Compernolle got off the road and crashed, killing the 2004 Olympian.
Dino Crescentini Male SMR BOB Killed in a crash during a race at Mosport International Raceway.
Óscar Cristi Male CHI EQU Died in a car accident.
Herbert Crowther Male GBR CYC Died from the effects of a motor cycling accident.
Louis Culot Male BEL WRE Died in a traffic accident.
Arthur Cumming Male GBR FSK Died of tetanus following a motorcycle accident.
Georgi Dakov Male BUL ATH Died in a car crash on 29 July 1996.
Henri Dartigues Male FRA ATH Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Randall Davey Male USA ART Died in a car accident.
Victor Davis Male CAN SWI Killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Fon, Marquis de Portago Male ESP BOB Died while racing in the Mille Miglia.
Fritz Dennerlein Male ITA SWI, WAP Died in a car accident.
René Dérency Male FRA BAS Died in a car accident.
Lou Dijkstra Male NED SSK Killed in a car accident.
Frank Dixon Male CAN LAX Died in a car accident.
Ibrahim Dossey Male GHA FTB After spending three months in a coma he died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
John Douglas Male GBR BOX Died when the "Oberon" sank in the Kattegat together with his father, John H. Douglas.
Eduardo Dualde Male ESP HOK Died in a traffic accident.
Roman Dzeneladze Male URS WRE Died in a car accident together with Avtandil Koridze.
Marlene Elejarde Female CUB ATH Died in a car accident.
Bjørn Elvenes Male NOR ICH Died in a car accident.
Pål Arne Fagernes Male NOR ATH Died in a car accident on the European route E6 north of Moss in August 2003, when his car collided with a lorry.
Don Finlay Male GBR ATH Was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident which led to his death.
Stein Olav Fiskebeck Male NOR SHO Died in an accident with a snowmobile.
Jacques Flury Male SUI WLT Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Peter Fuchs Male GBR ASK Died in a car accident.
George Gaidzik Male USA DIV Died in a boating accident.
Michał Gajownik Male POL CAN Died in a car accident.
Marek Galiński Male POL CYC Died in a car accident, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.
Renato Gardini Male ITA WRE Died in a car accident.
Amar Garibović Male SRB CCS Died in a car accident on his 19th birthday
Susy Garland Female GBR FSK Died in a car accident.
Friedrich Gerdes Male GER ATH Killed in a motor car accident.
Roger Gill Male GUY ATH Died in a car accident.
Clas Gille Male SWE ATH Died when he was run over by a motorcycle.
Ralph Goldstein Male USA FEN Died in a car crash.
Bernardo González Male ESP CYC Died in a car accident.
Domingo González Male COL FTB Died in a bus accident.
Julio César González Male MEX BOX Died when his motorcycle was hit by a car.
Abderrahim Goumri Male MAR ATH Died in a car accident.
Alfredo Goyeneche Male ESP EQU Died in a car accident.
Arkadiusz Gołaś Male POL VOL Died in a car accident.
Fred Grace Male GBR BOX Died after being struck by a car while out walking.
Gerry Gratton Male CAN WLT Died from severe injuries in an automobile accident.
Aurel Guga Male ROU FTB Killed in a car accident.
Bob Gutowski Male USA ATH Killed in a car accident.
Piotr Gładki Male POL ATH Died in a car crash 20 days after winning the Kraków marathon.
Mohamed Hachaichi Male ALG WRE Died in a train accident.
Kamal Ali Hassan Male EGY DIV Killed while driving home from the airport.
Anton Hegarty Male GBR ATH Died in a traffic accident.
Ivan Hlinka Male TCH ICH Died in a car accident.
Valeriy Hoborov Male URS BAS Died in car accident.
Karl Holmström Male SWE SKJ Died in a road accident.
Ernst Hoppenberg Male GER SWI Died in a car accident.
Ali Ibrahim Male EGY ROW Died in a car accident.
Aldis Intlers Male LAT BOB Died in a car accident.
Milan Janić Male YUG CAN Died in a car accident.
Edward Jefferys Male RSA ATH Died in a motorcycle accident.
Khashaba Jhadav Male IND WRE Died in a motorcycle accident.
Adrienne Jouclard Female FRA ART 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 Male ESP FTB Died in a traffic accident.
Hamit Kaplan Male TUR WRE Died in a traffic accident.
Pavel Karelin Male RUS SKJ Died in a car accident.
Nic Kettel Male LUX FTB Died in a traffic accident.
Valery Kharlamov Male URS ICH Killed in a car accident.
Anatoly Khrapaty Male URS, KAZ WLT Died when his motorcycle was struck by a car.
Nikolay Khrenkov Male RUS BOB Died when his car was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.
Aldis Kļaviņš Male LAT CAN Died in a car accident.
Peter Kohnke Male GER, FRG SHO Died in a car accident.
Küllo Kõiv Male EST WRE Died in a car accident.
Nadezhda Kolesnikova-Ilyina Female URS ATH Died in a car accident.
Władysław Komar Male POL ATH Killed in a car accident.
Radivoj Korać Male YUG BAS Died of injuries sustained in a car crash.
Avtandil Koridze Male URS WRE Died in a car accident together with Roman Dzeneladze.
Larysa Krause Female POL JUD Died in a traffic accident on her way to the trainings camp in Zakopane.
Besik Kudukhov Male RUS WRE Died in a car accident.
Anita Kulcsár Female HUN HAN Died in a car accident on January 19, 2005 at the age of 28
Akın Kuloğlu Male GEO, TUR BOX Died when the taxi he was driving crashed.
Jože Kuralt Male YUG ASK Died in a car accident.
Andrey Kuznetsov Male URS, EUN VOL Died in a car accident.
Sergey Lagun Male BLR WLT Died in a car accident.
Larraza Male ESP FTB Killed in a motorcycle on the country road of Miravalles.
Nataliya Lavrova Female RUS RGY Killed in a head-on car accident while riding in a car driven by her sister, who was also killed.
Iñaki Lejarreta Male ESP CYC Died after been hit by a car whilst out on a training run.
Pelle Lindbergh Male SWE ICH Died from injuries sustained in a car crash.
Giovanni Linscheer Male SUR SWI Died in a car accident.
Diego Lizardi Male PUR GYM Died in a car accident.
Peter Longbottom Male GBR CYC Died after being hit by a white Nissan and then by several other cars.
Ivano Lussignoli Male ITA CAN Died in a moto cycle accident at Peschiera Borromeo (Milano).
Sigisfredo Mair Male ITA LUG Died in a car accident.
Waldemar Malak Male POL WLT Died in a traffic accident.
Bronisław Malinowski Male POL ATH Died in a car accident.
Ido Marang Male FRA HOK Died during the 1970 London to Mexico City World Cup Auto Rally
John Marshall Male AUS SWI Died in a car accident.
Fernando Martín Male ESP BAS Died in car accident.
Giustiniano Marucco Male ITA FTB Died in a car accident.
Hana Mašková Female TCH FSK Died in a car accident.
Julius Maus Male GER CYC Died in a SS Morro Castle disaster.
Arthur McAleenan Male USA DIV 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 Male AUS CYC 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.
Pat McNamara Male USA SSK Died a few weeks after being hit by a car while riding his bike.
Arsen Mek'ok'ishvili Male URS WRE Died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Mario Meneghetti Male ITA FTB Died when struck by a train.
Arrigo Menicocci Male ITA ROW Killed in car crash shortly before the end of the Melbourne Olympics.
John Merricks Male GBR SAI Died in a car accident.
Russell Mockridge Male AUS CYC Died after being hit by a bus during the 1958 Tour of Gippsland.
Émilie Mondor Female CAN ATH Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Néstor Mora Male COL CYC Killed when hit by a truck while training on a highway together with the non-Olympians Hernán Patiño and Augusto Triana (all team Postobón).
César Muciño Male MEX CYC Died after being hit by a bus.
Henry Murray Male ANZ ATH Died as the result of a motor vehicle accident while training in New Zealand.
Simon Robert Naali Male TAN ATH Died two days after a hit-and-run accident.
Eric Namesnik Male USA SWI Was tragically killed when only 35 in an automobile accident caused by icy road conditions in his native Michigan.
Yves Niaré Male FRA ATH Died in a car accident.
Jamie Nicolson Male AUS BOX Died in a car accident.
Rudi Nierlich Male AUT ASK Killed in a car accident.
Bruno Nöckler Male ITA ASK Died in a car accident.
Samuel Okoye Garba Male NGR FTB Died in a motor vehicle accident.
Ilrey Oliver Female JAM ATH Died in a car accident.
Henri Oreiller Male FRA ASK Died in auto racing accident during the Grand Prix de Paris of 1962.
Nils Östensson Male SWE CCS Died in a motorcycle accident.
Zoltán Pálkovács Male SVK JUD Died in a car accident.
Giovanni Parisi Male ITA BOX Died in a head-on collision with a truck while driving a car.
Joe Patterson Male USA ATH Died in sinking of submarine Squalus off coast of Portsmouth, NH.
Yadier Pedroso Male CUB BSB Died in a car accident.
Taavi Peetre Male EST ATH Drowned while on a fishing trip with friends when their boat turned over on Lake Tamula.
Breda Pergar Female YUG ATH Died in a car accident.
Bernhard Perren Male SUI ASK Died in a car accident.
Dražen Petrović Male YUG, CRO BAS Died in a car accident.
Léon Pickers Male BEL WAP Died in a car accident.
Howard Plumb Male GBR SAI Died of injuries sustained when hit by a car whilst cycling.
Anna Polatou Female GRE RGY Died when her car was in collision with a pick-up truck.
Ned Pratt Male CAN ROW Died in a traffic accident.
Steve Prefontaine Male USA ATH Killed in a car accident.
Aleksey Prokurorov Male URS, EUN, RUS CCS Died when his car was hit by a drunk driver.
Reda Male UAR FTB Died in a car accident.
Josef Reisinger Male AUT SSK Died as passenger in a traffic accident.
Amedee Reyburn Male USA SWI, WAP Died in an aviation accident.
Ronald Rhodes Male GBR CAN Died in a motorcycle accident.
Otto Rothe Male GER EQU Died in a traffic accident.
Vladimer Rubashvili Male URS WRE Died in a car accident.
Christophe Ruer Male FRA MOP Died in a motorcycle accident.
Yury Ryazanov Male RUS GYM Died in an automobile accident only five days after placing third at the 2009 World Gymnastics All-Around Championship.
Amy Safe Female AUS ROW Killed by a runaway car while training with six of her Australian cycling teammates.
George Saling Male USA ATH Died in a car accident.
Rich Sanders Male USA WRE Died in a car accident.
Bekzat Sattarkhanov Male KAZ BOX Killed in a car accident.
Ali Sayed Darwish Male UAE CYC Died when his bicycle was struck by a car.
Sandra Schmitt Female GER FRS 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.
Hans Schönrath Male GER BOX Drowned when hospital ship "DS General von Steuben" was sunk.
Alois Schwarz Male AUT CCS Died in a car accident.
Frank Seipelt Male FRG, GER WLT Died in a traffic accident.
Gabriele Sella Male ITA CYC Crashed his motorcycle into a wall.
Jack Shea Male USA SSK Died in a traffic accident.
Brian Shenton Male GBR ATH Died in a car crash.
Dorothy Shepherd-Barron Female GBR TEN Died in a car accident.
Sergey Shupletsov Male EUN, RUS FRS Died in a motorcycle accident.
René Silva Male NCA BOX Died in a car accident.
Cyril Simey Male GBR FEN Went missing from his yacht on the night between 18 and 19 September 1952 in the middle of English Channel.
Surjit Singh Male IND HOK Died in a car accident.
Zithulele Sinque Male RSA ATH Died in a motor vehicle accident in Balfour, where he worked after forming a development athletics club in the area.
Tadeusz Ślusarski Male POL ATH Killed in a car accident.
Bryan Sprott Male USA ATH Killed when struck by a train.
Ali St. Louis Male TTO ATH Died in a car accident.
Zinaida Stagurskaya Female EUN, BLR CYC Died in 2009 after being struck by a car while training.
Burry Stander Male RSA CYC Died after being hit by a taxibus while on training.
Manfred Stengl Male AUT LUG Died in a crash at the Isle of Man TT in 1992.
John Stenner Male USA CYC Died in a car accident when the sun blocked the other driver’s view.
Matic Šušteršič Male SLO ATH Died in a car accident in Ljubljana.
Lennart Svedberg Male SWE ICH Died in a car accident.
Ian Syster Male RSA ATH Ian Syster and his two-month-old son drowned in December 2004 in Keimoes following a car accident.
Tan Eng Yoon Male SIN ATH Died while walking across a street when he was hit by a car.
Johnny Tate Male USA BOX Died from injuries sustained in a car accident.
Jon Tecedor Male ESP WLT Died when his motorcycle was struck by a car.
Sandra Tewkesbury Female CAN FSK Died of injuries sustained in a car accident.
Meamea Thomas Male KIR WLT Struck by a vehicle while saving the life of a cyclist.
Ray Thorne Male USA SWI Died in a car crash.
Andrey Tissin Male RUS CAN Died in a motor boat accident.
Claude Trahan Male CAN SKJ Died in a car accident along with his 12 year-old son Francois
Tumo Turbo Male ETH ATH Died on Monday October 27, 2008 in a fatal car accident which occurred in the Addis Ababa-Awassa road and killed another 18 people.
Joe Túri Male GBR EQU Later competed for Hungary. Died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Pierre Turquet Male GBR FEN Died in a car accident.
Ivo Van Damme Male BEL ATH Died following a car accident.
Francesco Verri Male ITA CYC Died in a road accident.
Cesáreo Victorino Male MEX FTB Died when the team bus of CF Pachuca crashed on the way to Acapulco near Cuernavaca.
Rafael Vidal Male VEN SWI Killed in a car crash when repeatedly struck by another car, possibly intentionally.
Ödön von Tersztyánszky Male HUN FEN Died in an automobile accident just outside Budapest, less than one year after competing in the Olympics.
Wang Kenan Male CHN DIV Died in a car accident.
Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh Male GBR ROW Died in a car accident.
Whayne Wilson Male CRC FTB Died after a car accident.
Jonnie Woodall Male GBR LUG, BOB Killed when hit by a train whilst cycling.
Steve Wray Male BAH ATH 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 Male JPN EQU Died in a car accident.
Ivan Yarygin Male URS WRE Died in a car accident.
Osman Yüce Male TUR ASK Died in a traffic accident.
Tony Zasada Male CAN ROW 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 Male URS ASK Died in a car accident.
Henri Zo Male FRA ART Died in a car accident.
Ross Zucco Male USA SSK Killed in a car accident.
Hans Zurbriggen Male SUI SKJ Died in a car accident.