Sad news to report today.
Phibbs was hit by another rider on the first lap of a heat race during the MotoGP weekend in Indianapolis. Ironically, a 12-year-old racer was killed the same weekend during a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jesse’s father, Matt Phibbs, told the Indianapolis Star that his son died on Tuesday at Victoria Hospital in London, Ont., of severe brain trauma.
"He fought hard," Matt Phibbs said. "There was too much brain damage."
Jesse had been treated at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for about a month before being transferred to a facility closer to his home.
He was in his first professional season.
Click here for an earlier story about the accident.