Day: June 18, 2021

Daredevil motorbike rider Alex Harvill dies during world-record jump practice

<span>Photograph: Facebook</span>

Photograph: Facebook

An experienced motorcycle stunt rider was killed in Washington state as he practiced for an attempt at a world record jump.

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Alex Harvill crashed into a dirt berm during a warm-up jump at the Moses Lake airshow on Thursday. The 28-year-old was thrown from the bike and taken to hospital, where he died.

In a statement, the Grant county sheriff Tom Jones said an autopsy would be performed on Friday.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex’s family, friends and loved ones,” Jones said.

Video of the crash posted to YouTube was taken down on Friday, although the images remained on several local news stations’ websites. The site for the weekend airshow at Grant county international airport was still advertising details of the record attempt.

Harvill, who was married with two young sons, was already

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Motorcycle daredevil Alex Harvill dies in crash practicing for world record jump

Daredevil motorcycle rider Alex Harvill died in a crash Thursday while practicing for a record jump.

Harvill, 28, was practicing at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, when the accident occurred, according to the Grant County Coroner’s Office.

The record jump was set to take place at the Moses Lake Airshow on Thursday morning, but he was fatally injured in a warmup jump prior to the record attempt. It was the first scheduled event of the three-day show.

Harvill was attempting to break the distance record for longest motorcycle jump, set at 351 feet by Robbie Maddison in March 2008.

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

PHOTO: Alex Harvill poses before an motorcycle event at the Talladega, Ala. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today)

PHOTO: Alex Harvill poses before an motorcycle event at the Talladega, Ala. (Marvin Gentry/USA Today)

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