X Games snowmobile rider dies after crash

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extreme snowmobilerASPEN, Col0. — Winter X Games competitor Caleb Moore died Thursday morning in a Colorado hospital a week after his snowmobile crashed during an event. He was 25 years old.

Moore crashed last Thursday while attempting a backflip on a 70-foot ramp during a freestyle event.

During his landing, the skis on his 450-pound snowmobile hit the snow, sending Moore flying over the handlebars. Moore landed face first onto the ground; then his snowmobile rolled over him.

Moore walked off the course and went to a hospital to be treated for a concussion, but his condition quickly worsened.

He developed bleeding around his heart and his family said that he had a complication involving his brain. Moore was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction for surgery.

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