BMX star, X-Games medalist Pat Casey dead at 29 after crash
Three-time X-Games medalist and BMX star Pat Casey tragically passed away at the age of 29 on Tuesday following a motorcycle accident at the Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona, California. According to CBS 8, Casey lost control of his motorcycle while performing on the ramps, which led to him being thrown from it. Casey’s motorcycle then fell on top of him during the accident. Casey was a father of two and was found pulseless and apneic following the crash, according to the outlet. Despite paramedics attempting life-saving measures for 55 minutes, Casey was pronounced dead at the track.
Casey, a Yorba Linda, Calif. native, had been riding since the age of two. At the age of 14, he turned professional and purchased his first home by the time he was 18 years old. Casey won his first X-Games medal in 2012, where he placed third in the BMX Freestyle Park event, and went on to earn silver in the BMX Air in Brazil the following year. Casey’s storied career peaked in 2021 when he won a gold medal, marking his first-ever X-Games gold.
The Slayground Motocross Park is owned by seven-time X Games medalist Axell Hodges and is based outside of San Diego. A police investigation into Casey’s death is currently ongoing.
Casey leaves behind his wife, Chase, and their two children, Reid, 8, and Taytum, 7. In one of Casey’s final social media posts, he expressed gratitude for being able to travel to Europe with his family, including a stop at the Eiffel Tower. The BMX community has remembered Casey as a “down-to-earth sweetheart” and a pioneer in his sport.
What was Pat Casey’s cause of death?
Pat Casey died in a motorcycle accident while performing on the ramps at the Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona, California.
How old was Pat Casey when he died?
Pat Casey was 29 years old at the time of his death.
How many X-Games medals did Pat Casey win?
Pat Casey won three X-Games medals, including a gold medal in 2021.
Who owned the Slayground Motocross Park where Pat Casey passed away?
The Slayground Motocross Park is owned by seven-time X Games medalist Axell Hodges.
Who survives Pat Casey?
Pat Casey leaves behind his wife, Chase, and their two children, Reid and Taytum.
Pat Casey, 29, a decorated BMX athlete and X-Games medalist, tragically loses his life in a crash.
BMX star and three-time X-Games medalist Pat Casey has passed away at the age of 29 following a motorcycle accident on Tuesday afternoon at the Slayground Motocross Park in Ramona, California. According to CBS 8, Casey was performing on the ramps when he lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle. The bike fell on top of him during the accident, leaving him pulseless and apneic. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Casey for 55 minutes, but he was pronounced dead at the track. The incident is still under investigation.
Casey had a decorated BMX career, turning professional at 14 years old and purchasing his first home at 18. He won his first X-Games medal in 2012, later earning silver in BMX Air in Brazil. He won his first gold medal at the X-Games this year. Casey leaves behind his wife Chase and two children, Reid and Taytum. Last week, he posted photos on Instagram of his family trip to Europe, including stops at a skate park in the Czech Republic and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The BMX community mourns the loss of Casey, with many remembering him as a “down-to-earth sweetheart of a guy.” USA Cycling expressed their condolences to his family and friends.