X Games Snowmobiler Caleb Moore dies

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Updated: 1/31/2013 10:11 am
DENVER (KUSA, KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Snowmobiler Caleb Moore has died Thursday following injuries suffered during a crash at the Winter X Games on January 24, a family spokesperson tells KRNV affiliate KUSA in Denver.

Moore was in critical condition in a hospital in Grand Junction after suffering serious injuries in a crash. Moore crashed in the freestyle final at the X Games in Aspen. Moore, 25, was from Krum, Texas.

The following statement was released on behalf of the Moore family and given to KUSA:

"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."

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