Winter X Games snowmobiler dies after Colo. crash

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Associated Press

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM

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.

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