Daredevil Alex Harvill died yesterday while practicing for a world record motorcycle ramp jump.
Grant County Washington Coroner Craig Morrison said in a statement Thursday,
“Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex’s family, friends and loved ones.”
Harvill was hoping to break the record of a 351-foot jump, according to the Moses Lake Airshow, where his attempt was scheduled on Thursday.
On the practice jump at the Grant County International Airport Harvill’s motorcycle ran directly into the top edge of the large dirt berm being used as his landing ramp. Harvill was thrown from the bike.
He was trying to break the record set by Australia’s Robbie Maddison on March 29, 2008. Harvill already had his own Guinness World Record of his own, with his 297-foot dirt-to-dirt jump in 2013.
Alex Harvill was 28.
US daredevil Alex Harvill dies after crashing while trying to break world record for longest motorcycle ramp jumphttps://t.co/58P5PFTv8s— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 18, 2021