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Snowmobiler Dies

After Horrific Crash

1/31/2013 10:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A 25-year-old professional snowmobiler has died from injuries he sustained during a horrific crash during the Aspen X Games last week.

Caleb Moore passed away this morning in Colorado, a family spokesperson said.

Moore's family declined to release further details about the death, but stated on Sunday that he had suffered a "brain complication" stemming from the accident ... on top of a severe concussion and bleeding of the heart.

Moore was competing at the snowmobile freestyle final last Thursday when his 450-pound snowmobile flipped over and landed on top of him.

ESPN released a statement Tuesday, saying, "We've worked closely on safety issues with athletes, course designers and other experts for each of the 18 years of X Games. Still, when the world's best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain."

Caleb -- once an avid all-terrain vehicle rider -- was a 4-time X Games medalist who first began competing in 2010, after just one month of practicing on snowmobiles.

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31.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Sad. There is zero margin for error when doing these types of daring performances on motorcycles, atvs, snowmobiles, etc. Blows my mind what risks some people will take...

443 days ago
32.

Big Jim Slade    

The snowmobile didn't land on him. Please watch the footage. He under rotated and the skis caught and threw him into the ground like a giant mousetrap. It sucks that he died, but he didn't get crushed.

443 days ago
33.

sophiastormy    

That's the chance he took. He died. End of story

443 days ago
34.

Cheryl A.    

I never heard of this young man but I extend deepest sympathy to his family and friends. What a horrible way to die.

443 days ago
35.

KnuckleDragger    

Live by the sword...die by the sword.

443 days ago
36.

OhWell    

Sad


R.I.P.

443 days ago
37.

privateuser    

Video link of the horrible accident below.

Amazing talent - RIP

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=96a_1359656674&p=1

443 days ago
38.

I'm Awesome admit it     

Died doing something he loved rather die doing something I like then be bored

443 days ago
39.

oyeyemi808     

Oh well......

443 days ago
40.

oyeyemi808     

I feel no sympathy for this "athlete"/he did a foolish stunt

443 days ago
41.

maria    

Rest in Peace Caleb. If there is any soloce, You died doing what you loved to do, you were young, you took chances and live life to the fullest.

443 days ago
42.

Sersi    

Dam I was hoping he would get better ... sorry to hear my condolences go out to his friends & family ... RIP Caleb

443 days ago
43.

Leighton    

Rest in peace

443 days ago
44.

Dublin2016    

Tragic

443 days ago
45.

william    

Going out doing what he loved. Not much more you can ask for.

443 days ago
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