Motocross Racer Scott Sheak’s Cause of Death Relates to Crash

Former professional motocross racer Scott Sheak’s cause of death has been revealed after he reportedly passed away on Tuesday (May 18, 2021) at the young age of 47. May he rest in power.

Earlier this month, Scott Sheak was hospitalized with a serious spinal cord injury after a severe crash while he was preparing for the upcoming Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in a practice crash at Walden Motocross Track in New York. 

The Road2Recovery Foundation announced, “he was found unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse at the site of his crash. He was rushed to MidHudson Medical Center, where he was stabilized then transported via helicopter to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, where he underwent surgery to stabilize the cervical spine in his neck.”

Image source: NJ Motocross

Till the moment that Scott’s death news was released, his recovery process was unknown but it was expected that he will stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and have months of physical therapy to back his normal life. 

At that time, The Road2Recovery Foundation had has started a fundraising campaign to help Scott as his medical bills were expected to be substantial.

Scott Sheak’s Cause of Death Reported as his Injuries

Scott Sheak’s cause of death was tragically announced as his complications following the injuries.

The foundation also continued, “After arrival at Westchester Medical Center, it was determined that Scott had sustained a collapsed lung and fractured cervical spine, as well as a severe concussion, damage to the spinal cord and major soft tissue damage.”

Adding, “On Saturday, May 1, Scott underwent surgery to stabilize the C7 vertebrae with rods and screws and they decompressed the spinal cord. At this time, Scott has no movement or feeling in his extremities due to the excessive swelling and damage to his spinal cord. It is still too soon to know if the paralysis is permanent.”

Former professional motocross racer Scott Sheak's cause of death has been revealed

Beloved Scott Sheak leaves behind his wife, Amy and stepchildren Ryan and Brooke’lyn.

US day News‘ team’s thoughts and prayers are with racer Scott Sheak’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones in this hard period. You can kindly leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor Scott.

Reactions to Scott Sheak’s Death

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts and minds even after passing.

Soon after the tragic news was published, some of late Scott Sheak’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes and the racer’s photo.

A user said, “RIP Scott Sheak…Glad I was able to watch him in his prime,” and another one wrote, “RIP Scott Sheak. He broke his back and died of complications, is this correct Steve?”

Former professional motocross racer Scott Sheak's cause of death has been revealed
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Someone tweeted, “RIP Scott Sheak. He was tough as nails, I was on FMF Honda with him in ’98. Here’s a pod w did couple years ago.”

More about Scott Sheak Career

In 1993, Scott Sheak got two Loretta Lynn titles and raced for different teams during his long pro career, such as

  • FMF Honda
  • Pro Circuit Kawasaki
  • Boyesen Yamaha
  • Full-factory ride with Team Honda in 1997

He served as his best season in Team Honda in 1997, where he won the High Point National and ended third in the 125cc AMA National Championship stayed behind Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham.


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