Kurt Caselli has died. The racing champion sustained fatal head injuries during a crash at the Baja 1000 on Friday in Mexico. He was just 30 years old.
Caselli's KTM Racing team had been in the lead for much of the 833-mile off-road race and was in second place when he crashed near mile 796.
The accident occurred approximately 5 p.m. PST.
Previous reports that Kurt's crash was related to an on-course booby trap or other sabotage have been discredited, though an investigation is underway.
Caselli passed away, reports say, during transport to a hospital in Ensenada, about 60 miles south of the U.S. border on the Baja California peninsula.