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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 10:56 am | Updated: 3:17 pm, Fri Aug 15, 2014.

UPDATED: A Gasconade County man died from injuries sustained while competing in the popular motocross event at the Washington Fair.

Chris T. Blankenship, 38, of Rosebud, lost control of his motorcycle after jumping a hill on the motocross course shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a report filed by Washington police.

He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington then transported by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in critical condition, police said.

He died Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. 

Earlier Story

Authorities have identified a Gasconade County man who sustained critical injuries in Sunday's motocross event at the Washington Fair.

Washington police said Chris T. Blankenship, 38, of Rosebud, was making a jump during the competition and lost control of the cycle he was riding.

The incident happened about 7:05 p.m., according to a Washington police report.

Police said emergency crews resuscitated and stabilized Blankenship who was then taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington. He then was taken by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, according to police.

Earlier Story

Four participants were injured Sunday in the Washington Fair motocross competition.

One man was transported by air ambulance to a St. Louis hospital with possible serious injuries. An ambulance crew transported him from the fairgrounds to the helipad at Mercy Hospital Washington where he was transferred to the helicopter, according to reports.

Two of the other riders sustained broken bones and the third was treated and released from the hospital.

See the Wednesday Missourian for more details.

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