BMX star Pat Casey dead at 29 after being thrown from his motorcycle in horror crash at California racetrack
Three-time X-Games medalist Pat Casey passed away in a motorcycle accident Tuesday, aged just 29.
The incident occurred around 2:45pm at Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona, California after he lost control and was subsequently thrown from his motorbike according to CBS 8.
He was pronounced dead at the scene despite paramedics attempting to save his life for 55 minutes, per the San Diego Sheriff’s Office.
Investigations into the death are still ongoing. The 29-year-old was a prominent figure in the BMX world, winning gold at the 2021 X-Games.
Casey is survived by his wife, Chase, and his two young children, Reid and Taytum.
Three-time X-Games medalist Pat Casey died aged just 29 after a motorcycle crash Tuesday
Casey is survived by his wife, Chase, and his 8-year-old son, Reid and daughter, Taytum
Chase Casey posted photos of her two children and husband in Paris last week on Instagram
Casey, who won a gold medal the 2021 Summer X-Games, regularly competed at the event
X-Games posted a photo of Casey and delivered a touching tribute on its Instagram Wednesday.
‘We are deeply saddened by Pat Casey’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, parents and siblings,’ the statement read.
‘A true legend in the action sports community, Pat will always be a member of the X Games family and an inspiration to everyone’s life he touched.’
The motocross world have expressed their sorrow following the passing of Casey, including six-time X-Games gold medalist Kyle Baldock.
‘I can’t believe I’m writing this, today we lost an Icon! Pat thank you for blessing all of us with your kind and loving personality,’ he wrote on Instagram.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Casey family and has currently raised over $25,000
Pat Casey, pictured with his eight-year-old son, Reid, who is a budding BMX/motocross rider
‘You are the toughest person I have ever met, we have been friends since ASA days which is like 10 years ago and you always have inspired me to go harder. We all will miss you so much it doesn’t seem real.
‘Your [sic] tough as they come bro. I love you bro and my thoughts are with your whole family and friends. Rest Easy Pat.’
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Casey family to ‘help them cover the necessities while they focus on getting through the steps with their family.
At the time of writing, $24,675 has been raised after an initial goal of $5,000 had been set.