American freestyle motocross racer, Jeremy Lusk, 24, died from head injuries after crashing while trying to land a backflip in competition Tuesday in Costa Rica.

The associated press reported, he was taken at Calderon Hospital, after suffering severe brain damage and a possible spinal cord injury. He died with his parents and his wife, Lauren, at his side, said Jorge Ramirez, chief of the intensive care unit.

He was in a medicine-induced coma as a protective measure, and the medicine was being reduced to see how his organism responded, Ramirez added, That didn't mean he was going to wake up. He was in shock and that got worse last night, until he stopped responding and entered into cardiac and respiratory failure.