Texas Racer Bobby Goodin Dies After Crash at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

By: AP Sports/KKTV Sports Email
By: AP Sports/KKTV Sports Email

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Authorities confirmed that a racer from Texas died after he crashed his motorcycle moments after crossing the finish line at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb near Colorado Springs.

54-year-old Bobby Goodin, of Flower Mound, Texas, lost control while he tried to slow down on the gravel parking lot atop Pikes Peak on Sunday. He was lying face down and unconscious when emergency crews arrived.

Sgt. Gregory White with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Goodin suffered serious injuries but his condition was unknown. Paramedics performed CPR on the man until he was flown by helicopter from the 14,115-foot summit.

Goodin was racing for the second time at the annual event.

This is the fifth death in the 92 years of the race.

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