Caleb Moore died of the injuries he sustained in a frightening crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Moore, 25, had spent the past week in critical condition after a crash during the games. Sports Illustrated shared the details of Moore's death on Jan. 31.
The freestyle snowmobiler was injured Jan. 24 after a backflip trick went wrong. His snowmobile skis caught the lip of the landing area, and he went flying over the handlebars. Caleb landed face first in the snow and his 450-pound snowmobile tumbled over him. Moore was able to walk away from the crash, but sadly he developed brain complications and internal bleeding around his heart. Caleb Moore dies as a four-time X Games medalist. Caleb's brother Colten was also injured in the Winter X Games this year. He had a separate crash on Jan. 24 and has a separated pelvis.
Moore will clearly be missed in the world of competitive snowmobiling, as a Facebook page honoring Caleb Moore has already risen to have over 40,000 supporters. Chelsea Lawson, the family spokesperson, released the news that Caleb Moore died Jan. 31. He had been at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. since the crash. The family has declined to share details about Caleb's injuries or passing, but Lawson said, “He lived his life to the fullest. He was an inspiration.”
The news that Caleb Moore died has sent shockwaves through the snowmobile community, and fans sent their best wishes and condolences to the Moore family.