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Alex Harvill Dies Attempting World-Record Motorcycle Jump (Video)

Stunt rider Alex Harvill has died from injuries sustained while practicing to set a world-record motorcycle jump in Moses Lake, Washington, officials said. Harvill, 28, died Thursday from his injuries, Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison said.

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“Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex’s family, friends and loved ones,” Morrison said in a statement.

Harvill was attempting to jump more than the length of a football field on his motorcycle during a performance at the Moses Lake Air Show when he crashed. Video of the 351-foot jump attempt appears to show Harvill landing short, slamming into the side of a large dirt mound.

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He was taken to the hospital for his injuries, but later died, officials said.


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