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SoCal Motorcross Rider Jeff Kargola Dies In Mexico

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Jeff Kargola competes in the Moto X Best Trick event during the 2004 Winter X-Games at the Buttermilk Resort on January 24, 2004 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jeff Kargola competes in the Moto X Best Trick event during the 2004 Winter X-Games at the Buttermilk Resort on January 24, 2004 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Motocross rider Jeff Kargola has died after crashing while competing in the Rip to the Tip event that takes riders the length of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

Kargola’s team, Metal Mulisha, said he died Friday in San Felipe, Mexico, while riding with his family and friends. Details on the accident weren’t immediately available.

The San Clemente, Calif., native, known as “Ox,” was one of 38 riders in the eight-day, 1,408-mile race to Cabo San Lucas.

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