Stunt Motorcyclist Dies While Preparing to Break World Jump Record
NBCDFW reports that a stuntman who was preparing to break the Guinness World Record died while preparing for his jump in Moses Lake, Washington, on Thursday, June 17th.
Alex Harvill, a 28-year-old stunt motorcyclist, was attempting to break the record by jumping his motorcycle the length of a football field during a performance at an air show being held in Moses Lake
An investigator with the Moses Lake Coroner’s Office said in a statement that the motorcyclist was performing a practice jump when he crashed his bike.
Harvill was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. He later died at the hospital as the result of injuries he suffered in the crash.
County officials say that an autopsy will be performed on Friday to determine the cause of Harvill’s death.
Before the fatal crash, Harvill had performed other jumps including a record-breaking dirt to dirt jump of some 297 feet. The stuntman was anxious to beat his own record by jumping a total of 351 feet during a Moses Lake Air Show performance.
Alex Harvill is survived by his wife Jessica and their two sons, Willis and Watson.
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