DENVER (AP) — Innovative freestyle snowmobiler Caleb Moore has died after being injured in a crash last week during the Winter X Games in Colorado. He was 25.
Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson says Moore died Thursday morning. He'd been receiving care at a Grand Junction hospital.
Moore was attempting a backflip 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 in the snow and his snowmobile rolled over him.
He walked away with help and went to a hospital for a concussion. He 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.