Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore has had a “secondary complication involving his brain” after a crash at the Winter X Games led to bleeding around his heart.
The Moore family released a statement Sunday, but provided no further details, only the rider “continues to be monitored in ICU.”
The 25-year-old was performing a flip Thursday when he clipped the top of a jump. He went over the handlebars and the heavy sled rolled over him. He walked off the course with help and transported to a hospital with a concussion.
While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery Friday.
His younger brother, Colten, also crashed in the competition and was taken to the hospital with a separated pelvis.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Aspen area running from Monday morning until Tuesday morning, and is advising that 8 to 16 inches of snow could fall, with up to 20 inches in some areas.
The storm will also bring winds in the 15 to 25 miles per hour range, according to a bulletin from the weather service’s Grand Junction office. Snowfall will increase Monday and continue through Tuesday morning.
The end of January has turned snowy in the Central Rockies, after weeks sunshine left us flirting with setting the mark for the driest January on record. However, today’s storm should negate that chance.
Around 3 inches of snow greeted skiers on Aspen Mountain on Sunday morning.
Authorities say a routine traffic stop in western Colorado turned up almost 5 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $218,500.
The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy pulled a vehicle over on Interstate 70 on Saturday morning because the driver was weaving in and out of lanes and adjusting speeds erratically. The vehicle was impounded because the driver was unable to provide proof of insurance and his driving status had been revoked.
The drugs were found when deputies were taking inventory of the vehicle.
Driver Pablo Rene Avalos and passengers, Ruben Dario Gonzalez and Alexis Abigail (aka Alexis Montoya-Cazares), were arrested.