Flower Mound motorcyclist dies after crash at Pikes Peak event

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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File photo of action at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 30 at 4:43 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say a racer from North texas has died after he crashed his motorcycle at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs.

Sgt. Greg White of the El Paso County Sheriff's office tells The Associated Press that 54-year-old Bobby Goodin of Flower Mound died from his injuries after Sunday's accident.

Race host Colorado Springs Sports Corp. says Goodin's death is the first for a motorcycle racer since 1982 and the fifth race-related death in the event's 92-year history.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that he lost control as he tried to slow down on a gravel parking lot after crossing the finish line on Pikes Peak's 14,115-foot (4,300-meter)summit, landing on rocks.

He was flown to a hospital after emergency crews found him unconscious and paramedics performed CPR.

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