Young road racer Kenny Anderson passed away today at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California, nine days after crashing at Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California, on March 3.

Anderson, 12, has been in a coma since the accident.

“Kenny was declared brain dead today,” his family posted on Anderson’s Facebook Fan Page. “He died doing what he loved, and what he excelled at. I have no doubt that there was nowhere on earth Kenny would rather have been last weekend than at the racetrack, racing his motorcycles and hanging out with his friends. I'm sorry that all the thoughts and prayers we have received were not enough to bring him back, but please know that your love and comforting words really helped us get through the past week. Please keep Kenny The Iceman #12 in your thoughts. Live your lives to the fullest, and hug your children every day.”

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