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