15-Year-Old Killed During BMX Race In Illinois

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ROCKFORD, IL. — Carson Stoffel, 15, of Huntington, Indiana, passed away Sunday after racing at the Midwest Nationals in Rockford.

USA BMX confirmed the news in a statement: We are deeply saddened by Carson’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his father, Jake Stoffel, his mother, Krista Rohrabaugh, his brother, Chandler, and his sister, Bryleigh. To Carson’s family, we would like to extend our sincere condolences and assure the Stoffel family that USA BMX will do everything to assist and support them through this difficult time.

Carson’s father, Jake, on his son: ‘Carson absolutely loved riding his bike and being with his friends”.

USA BMX has worked with Rockford BMX for 33 consecutive years on the Midwest Nationals, and for more than 40 years have worked closely with our athletes and track operators year round to ensure the safest possible conditions for our competitors.

Stoffel died following a crash at the track. The nature of the accident was not disclosed.

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