Jockey dies after being thrown from horse during race in Kiowa County

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A local horse jockey has died after an accident during a race in Kiowa County on Saturday.

Jesus Munoz, 22, was thrown off a horse and suffered traumatic brain injuries.

"From the impact, he went flying. He fell on the right side of his head and the impact was here and on his neck," said Munoz's sister, Brianna Munoz.

He was airlifted to Swedish Medical Center but died from his injuries a few days later.

"It is with a heavy heart that I inform everyone that our beloved brother Chuyito Munoz has passed," family member posted online Wednesday.

Munoz did not have health insurance, and a GoFundMe page has been established to help the family with medical bills and funeral expenses.

The GoFundMe page describes Munoz as "loving son, brother, and father."

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