Texas native dies in X-Games crash

Matt Warden

Caleb Moore was an up-and-coming freestyle snowmobile rider known for his innovative style. After being injured in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado on January 24, he died early Thursday morning at the age of 25.

The injury occurred when Moore was attempting a backflip in the freestyle event in Aspen when the skis on his snowmobile caught the lip of the landing area, sending him flying over the handlebars and landing face first in the snow. It has been confirmed that Moore suffered from bleeding around his heart and a complication involving his brain. 

He was born and raised in Krum, Texas, a town of about 5,000 people that rarely sees snow. He honed his skills by launching his sled into a foam pit. It only took a brief training run in Michigan before he was ready for the 2010 Winter X Games. 

He won four Winter X Games medals in his career, including a bronze last season when his younger brother, Colten, captured gold.