Jockey Jesus Munoz died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a spill during the races Sept. 9 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Kiowa County, Colorado.
KDVR FOX-31 reports that Munoz, 22, was thrown from his horse and suffered traumatic brain injuries. He was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center where he remained in a coma until his passing on Wednesday.
“From the impact, he went flying. He fell on the right side of his head and the impact was here and on his neck,” said Munoz's sister, Brianna Munoz.
According to KDVR, a GoFundMe page has been established to help the Munoz family with medical bills and funeral expenses, since he did not have health insurance.
Read more at KDVR.com
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