Ironman athlete Brian Kozera – who was also a police officer and cancer survivor – has tragically died aged 44…after being involved in a horrific cycling accident while training for an upcoming competition.
Kozera – a 16-year veteran of the Norristown Police Department – died after hitting a car on Saturday while riding his bicycle in Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania.
According to an accident report, obtained by TMZ Sportsaround 9:48 a.m….Brian ran a stop sign and hit the passenger side of a van.
Kozera, according to the docs, was thrown from his bike and ended up being caught in the rear wheel of the car. Cops say he was taken to a nearby hospital, but died from injuries he sustained in the crash.
Kozera had been training for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii in October 2022…according to a statement of the Norristown Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 31.
In 2014, Kozera was diagnosed with a rare cancer called lymphocyte-depleted Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He later beat it in 2015 – and said his battle with illness made him want to become an Ironman athlete.
Kozera was scheduled to compete in three more events before the competition in Hawaii … before his untimely death, according to his blog.
Brian is survived by his wife and three young daughters.
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