According to a report on Fox Sports, and confirmed by a Facebook page set up in his honor, a 15 year old rider named Dion Felton from New Zealand passed away this past weekend after crashing at a BMX track earlier in the week. Our thoughts are with Dion’s family and friends.

From Facebook:
“Dion Felton died from a BMX accident at the Whangarei BMX track. During the accident, Dion broke the top of his spine which resulted in him being unable to move his neck. After the accident, he was immediately taken by ambulance to the hospital and placed on Life Support.

During the week, he had an operation. Later in the week, on Saturday the 2nd of July he passed away.”