Texas Man Injured In X-Games Snowmobile Crash Dies

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.

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