Sgt. Monica Belser, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, said the victim remains in critical condition from a severe head injury. Belser said investigators do not plan to release the identity of the victim until Monday, once all his family is notified.
However, the performer was listed as Kenny Steinke, 26, in a statement posted on the Facebook page of Monster Truck Entertainment, the company that put on Saturday’s event. The statement thanked fans for “all the prayers.”
According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, a special-duty deputy witnessed the accident about 9:15 p.m., when the performer attempted to jump a stunt ramp. The deputy said the rider appeared to lose control of the motorcycle and struck the ramp.
Representatives from Monster Truck Entertainment did not immediately return phone calls Sunday and management at James Brown Arena has not commented.