Sgt. Greg White of the El Paso County Sheriff’s office tells The Associated Press that 54-year-old Bobby Goodin died from his injuries after Sunday’s accident.
Race host Colorado Springs Sports Corp. says Goodin’s death is the first for a motorcycle racer since 1982 and the fifth race-related death in the event’s 92-year history.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the Flower Mound, Texas, man lost control as he tried to slow down on a gravel parking lot after crossing the finish line on Pikes Peak’s 14,115-foot summit, landing on rocks.
He was flown to a hospital after emergency crews found him unconscious and paramedics performed CPR.
Goodin was racing for the second time.