Stunt rider dies attempting world record jump in Moses Lake

Alex Harvill crashed while trying to jump the length of a football field during an air show.

Associated Press

MOSES LAKE — A local stunt rider has died from injuries sustained while attempting to set a world record motorcycle jump in Grant County.

Alex Harvill, 28, died Thursday from his injuries, the Grant County coroner said.

Harvill was attempting to jump the length of a football field on his motorcycle during a performance at the Moses Lake Air Show when he crashed. He was taken to the hospital for his injuries, but later passed away, officials said.

An autopsy will be conducted Friday to confirm the exact cause and manner of death, which is standard procedure, officials said.

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