Caleb Moore Dies: Freestyle Snowmobile Rider Dead After Crash At Winter X Games 2013 [VIDEO]

on January 31 2013 1:23 PM
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Freestyle snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has died following injuries sustained in the Winter X games. Caleb Moore/Facebook

Freestyle snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has died after injuries sustained from a serious crash at ESPN’s Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.

Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson said Moore died on Thursday morning. He had been staying at a hospital in Grand Junction, the Associated Press said.

Moore, 25, of Krum, Texas, fell short of a complete rotation while attempting a backflip in the competition and was thrown from his sled. Weighing in at 450 pounds, Moore's sled hit him upon landing, knocking him unconscious for a brief moment. The X Games athlete walked away from the crash, but was taken to the Aspen Valley Hospital soon after.

According to ESPN, Moore developed bleeding around his heart while at the hospital and was then flown to Grand Junction for surgery on Friday.

On Sunday, Lawson said Moore's injuries included "a secondary complication involving his brain."

"Caleb continues to be monitored in ICU," she told the Denver Post at the time. "His cardiac injury has led to secondary complication involving his brain. The Moore family thanks all of Caleb's fans and friends for their support and for respecting their privacy."

Caleb’s younger brother, Colten, also crashed in the competition and was taken to the hospital with a separated pelvis, but he was released from the hospital after returning to stable condition.

Caleb Moore had been active in ATV/Snowmobile Freestyle Riding in the Winter X Games since 2009 and had accumulated three Winter X medals -- two bronze and one silver.

2013 Winter X Games: Caleb Moore Snowmobile Crash

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