Todd Seeley, Motorcycle Jumper, Dies Performing Stunt In Lancaster

Posted: July 27, 1998

LANCASTER, Pa. — A onetime recordholding motorcycle jumper died after plummeting from a ramp while trying to soar 150 feet on an all-terrain vehicle at a motor-car spectacular.

Todd Seeley, 35, of Tampa, Fla., missed the ramp during a jump, landing face down in the dirt at Buck Motorsports Park Saturday night. He died in the operating room of Lancaster General Hospital late Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Seeley, who held the Guinness Book of World Record from 1988 to 1991 for jumping 246 feet on a motorcycle, started the evening with a successful 150-foot jump on his stock motorcross cycle.

He then geared up for the 150-foot jump on a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle - which would have been a record at the arena.

Seeley also was a professional stuntman, performing in Jim Carrey's ``Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'' and TV's ``Miami Vice.''

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