Moto X star dies

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Following an ugly crash at the Costa Rica X Knights games, freestyle star Jeremy Lusk has died at age 24.

Lusk hit the ground before his motorcycle had fully rotated out of a back flip. He was rushed to a hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica.

He suffered a severe brain trauma and died at 11:03 p.m. PST on Tuesday night, with his wife and other family members at his bedside.

On the freestyle circuit, Lusk was a sensation. He had won gold for Moto X Best Trick at the 2008 X Games Mexico, gold for Moto X Freestyle at the 2008 X Games, and silver for Moto X Best Trick at the 2008 X Games, as well as a number of other top five finishes in 2007 and 2008, including a bronze at the Moto X World Championships in Moto X Freestyle in 2008.

A funeral will be held in California on Monday, and a trust fund has been set up in his name. See athleterecoveryfund.com for more.

YouTube video shows the crash sequence, but is not pleasant to watch.

1 COMMENT

  1. Iam so sorry for your lose.He was so young.Iam also sorry that they are showing the crash on u-tube it is not good to see and should not be there.MY thoughts are with your whole family at this very hard time.Carleen

  2. jeremy lusk was my favorite rider and im sad to see him go. i give my biggest condolinces to his wife and family. he was a hero to me.

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