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Guyana Olympic sprinter Gill dies in Brooklyn car crash

NEW YORK -- Roger Gill, a sprinter who competed for Guyana at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was killed in a Brooklyn car crash. He was 35.

The car in which Gill was riding hit an unoccupied box truck early Sunday. He died at a hospital, police said.

Warren Davies, the 35-year-old driver, died at the scene. Investigators believe he might have been speeding.

Gill ran the anchor leg in the 1,600-meter relay in Atlanta. Guyana finished sixth out of seven teams in its first-round heat and did not advance.

Gill competed at Stony Brook on Long Island from 1991-94. He still holds school records in the outdoor 100 meters, indoor and outdoor 200, indoor 400 and as a part of several relays.