Motocross daredevil Jeremy Lusk dies after San Jose crash


Freestyle motocross rider Jeremy Lusk died late Monday night as a result of head injuries incurred in an extreme sport contest in Costa Rica. He was 24.

The 2008 X Games gold medalist suffered trauma to the skull after a stunt in the X-Nights watched by some 24,000 spectators in San Jose.

Lusk passed away while surrounded by his parents and his wife, Lauren, at his side.

According to the North Country Times, Lusk was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and survived a 4 1/2-hour surgery to help remedy the problem and ease the swelling in his brain. He was then put into a medically induced coma but never regained consciousness, the Times reported.

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