According to multiple outlets, stuntman Alex Harvill
died Thursday after crashing his motorcycle
during a practice run for a record-jump attempt. He was 28 years old.
Harvill took off from a ramp at Grant County International Airport in Washington state
, preparing for an official attempt to break the established record of 351 feet at the Moses Lake Airshow, but he came up short and landed in a mound of dirt.
According to TMZ
, who obtained video of the incident, Harvill fell over his handlebars and died as a result of his injuries, which were confirmed by the Grant County Sheriff's Office.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Alex’s family, friends
, and loved ones,” the office
said in a statement.
reported that Harvill is survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom is four weeks old.
Harvill holds the record for the longest dirt-to-dirt motorcycle ramp jump, at 297 feet, 6.6 inches, according to Guinness World Records, which he accomplished in 2013.