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Teen dies at BMX competition in Rockford

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BMX rider dies at Rockford competition

ROCKFORD (WREX) — USA BMX confirms a 15-year-old from Huntington, Indiana, died at a Rockford hospital after racing in the Midwest Nationals at Searls Park.

Carson Stoffel was one of hundreds of amateur and professional racers competing this weekend.

USA BMX released this 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.”

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

“Carson absolutely loved riding his bike and being with his friends.” Carson’s father, Jake Stoffel, said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the local and national BMX community and with the Stoffel family,” Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO John Groh said.

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