Authorities on Tuesday are investigating a motorcyclist’s death at an X Games freestyle motocross track in Ramona, law enforcement said.
The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. off Sutherland Dam Road at Slayground Motocross Park, Lt. Daniel Vengler with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
According to authorities, the biker crashed his motorcycle while performing a jump on the park ramps. First responders performed life-saving measures on the victim who was later pronounced dead at 3:42 p.m., Cal Fire San Diego said.
According to reliable sources the rider who died at Slayground was Monster Energy BMX rider Pat Casey
Pat Casey was an American BMX rider who achieved notable success. He won back-to-back X Games medals in 2012 and 2013, showcasing his exceptional skills and daring maneuvers.
Pat was recognized as the first rider to successfully execute the “decade backflip” and “double-decade backflip” in competition, leaving a lasting impact on the BMX world.
Casey’s talent and achievements were inspired by his father, who played a crucial role in introducing him to BMX by building small ramps.
The incident occurred as the rider attempted a jump at the private motocross facility near Sutherland Dam Road, east of Ramona.
Sadly, Pat could not successfully land the jump, causing the motorcycle to fall on top of them.