Caleb Moore dies after injuries in X Games crash

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In this photo taken Jan. 25, 2012, and released by ESPN Images, snomobiler Caleb Moore smiles while attending a news conference at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Moore was in critical condition on Tuesday in a Colorado hospital.(Photo: Eric Lars Bakke AP)

Our deepest condolences go out to Caleb family and Friends, RIP Caleb, you will never be forgotten.

Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died Thursday as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash in the X Games one week ago. He was 25.

Moore, a native of Krum, Texas, competed on all-terrain vehicles since his childhood before trying snowmobiles four years ago.

Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson released a statement announcing Moore’s death, which occurred Thursday morning. The family declined to release any other details of his injuries.

It is the first death in the 17 years of the Winter X Games.

Moore suffered a concussion and was taken off the course during the snowmobile freestyle final at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo., on Jan. 24.

While he was being evaluated, Moore was found to have bleeding on his heart and was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He had emergency surgery there on Friday. A family spokeswoman announced on Sunday that he’d suffered a “brain complication.”

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