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X Games snowmobiler dies

The 25-year-old innovative freestyle snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has died after being injured in a crash last week during the Winter X Games in Colorado.



Family spokeswoman Chelsea Lawson says Moore died Thursday morning.

He had been staying at a hospital in Grand Junction.



Moore was attempting a backflip on 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 into the snow, and his snowmobile rolled over him.



He was able to walking away with help and went to a hospital for a concussion.

Moore 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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