MOSES LAKE, WA. (THECOUNT) — Stuntman Alex Harvill, of Ephrata, Washington, has been killed while attempting a world record breaking motorcycle jump Thursday in Moses Lake.
Harvill crashed during a 351-foot motorcycle jump attempt at the Moses Lake Airshow at the Grant County International Airport. He died after being transported to an area hospital, according to officials.
Harvill was trying to jump the length comparatively from goal post to goal post on a football field. According to the Columbia Basin Herald, Harvill landed short on his first practice jump and flew over his handlebars, according to King5.
According to the sheriff’s office, Harvill’s family has been notified. The Grant County Coroner will conduct an autopsy Friday to confirm the cause and manner of death.
Harvill previously set a world record for the longest dirt-to-dirt jump of 297 feet at Horn Rapids Motorsports Complex in Richland, Washington in 2013.