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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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76.

ipoopedmyselfandismellnow    

my condolences go out to his family x

536 days ago
77.

IowaDimples    

My heart goes out to his family. Far too young. But snowmobiles are designed for the ground...not the air. If they were they would be called airplanes.

536 days ago
78.

hoverZero    

Just something for spectators to gawk at.

536 days ago
79.

Dstitz    

They should have medivacced him outta there not let him WALK AWAY! He may still be here if that was the case!

536 days ago
80.

Questdelsangraal    

Gene Pool - 1
Blatant Stupidity - 0

536 days ago
81.

Quick    

In other news I just saved a bunch of money switching to State Farm!!!!!!!!!

536 days ago
82.

Columbo    

I'm going for a swim in the ocean. I'm going to pollute the waters with chum first. Wish me luck.

536 days ago
83.

Vodkaonly    

Damn this sux so bad, I hope his brother and family can escape this tragedy and live in his memory

536 days ago
84.

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533 days ago
85.

Mrugowsky    

One month clearly wasn't enough practice. Shoulda stuck with 4 wheelers, buddy.

519 days ago
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