North Carolina man killed in 20-foot jump at dirt bike event

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CONNELLY SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man died Sunday when he crashed a dirt bike after jumping 20 feet (6 meters) into the air during a motocross event, authorities confirmed Sunday.

A witness at the scene reported Samuel Ryan Marti, 27, was trying to perform a jump at the Lost Valley Motorsports Park in Connelly Springs when he landed on his front tire and was tossed over the handlebars of the bike, according to documents from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office that were obtained by news outlets.

Marti became unresponsive upon impact and first responders administered CPR, but he couldn’t be saved, the agency said.

Marti was identified as a staff sergeant at Pope Air Force Base in Cumberland County, according to an incident report.

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