A motorcycle stuntman died after a gnarly crash during the warm-up for a world record-breaking jump in Washington state on Thursday, authorities said.
Alex Harvill, 28, landed short on the dirt ramp and flew over the handlebars during his practice try of the 351-foot Guinness World Record jump at the Moses Lake Airshow at the Grant County International Airport, KREM reported.
Harvill, who had previously set a world record with a 297-foot dirt jump, was rushed to the hospital, but could not be saved, the report said.
His record-breaking jump was scheduled to be the first event of the air show.
“I can’t believe what the airshow is doing,” Harvill said before the accident, according to the outlet.
“They have organized so many people and businesses to support me!”
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Harvill’s death in a Facebook post.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex’s family, friends and loved ones,” the sheriff’s office said.