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Winter X Games Snowmobiler Dies After Colorado Crash [VIDEO]

The 25-year-old innovative freestyle snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has died after being injured in a crash last week during the Winter X Games in Colorado.Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson says Moore died Thursday morning. He had been staying at a hospital in Grand Junction.

Moore was attempting a backflip on Jan. 24 in the freestyle event in Aspen when the skis on his 450-pound snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him flying over the handlebars. Moore landed face-first into the snow, and his snowmobile rolled over him.

He was able to walk away with help and went to a hospital for a concussion. Moore developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery.

His family later said that Moore, of Krum, Texas, suffered a complication involving his brain. (AP)

Our deepest sympathy is with the family, friends and fans of Caleb Moore who died early today from injuries suffered in a crash at Winter X Games Aspen 2013. A link is attached for making donations to Caleb Moore’s family. http://www.giveforward.com/calebmoore

 

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