DENVER (January 31, 2013)—Caleb Moore, 25, an innovative freestyle snowmobile rider from Krum, died Thursday of injuries from a crash last week during the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.
Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson says Moore died Thursday at a hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.
Moore was attempting a back flip 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 walking 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 suffered a complication involving his brain.