Kenyan David Lelei died on Wednesday 17 February following a road accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, about 200km from the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Lelei won silver at 1500m at the 1999 All African Games, and later that summer finished seventh over the same distance at the World Championships. He was fourth at the 2001 World Indoor Championships at 800m.
39-year-old Lelei had personal bests of 1:43.97 for 800m (2000) and 3:31.53 for 1500m (1998).
In the car with Lelei was Moses Tanui, 1996 and 1998 Boston Marathon winner and 1991 World 10,000m champion over the 10,000m, who sustained minor injuries.