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X Games Snowmobiler Dies From Injuries

Caleb Moore
Chelsea Lawson (Photo via Moore Family, Chelsea Lawson)

GRAND JUNCTION (CBSDFW) - Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died on Thursday morning from injuries suffered in an accident at the Winter X Games in Aspen, the family says.

Moore, who is from Krum in Denton County, was performing a back flip last week when his snowmobile clipped the top of a jump, sending him over the handlebars. While on the ground, the snowmobile rolled over him. Moore, 25, was able to walk off the course with help and was sent to a hospital with a concussion.

He later developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery. On Sunday, the family revealed that a secondary complication involving his brain had developed.

A statement was issued on Thursday on behalf of the family.

"This morning Caleb Moore passed away.  He will be truly missed and never forgotten.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for all the prayers and support they have received from all the fans, friends and family around the world that Caleb has inspired.

They would also like to thank the physicians and medical staff at both Aspen Valley Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction for their care and dedication.

At this time, the family will not be making any other public statements.  They continue to decline interviews.  Thank you for continuing to respect the family's privacy during this difficult time.

Arrangements for a celebration of life are being made and an announcement will be made in the coming days."

Colten Moore, Caleb's 23-year-old brother, also crashed at the Winter X Games, sustaining a separated pelvis.

At last year's games, Colten and Caleb shared the podium in the Snowmobile Freestyle competition. Colten won the gold, and Caleb claimed bronze

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