Fort Hood soldier dies after high-speed motorcycle wreck
By Kevin Lilley
Fort Hood officials have confirmed the identity of a 20-year-old soldier who died Saturday from injuries suffered after wrecking his motorcycle at the conclusion of a police pursuit.
Pfc. Stacy Jordan Hardy sped away from officers Friday night near an intersection not far from the Texas installation, according to a local police report. His Suzuki bike topped 100 mph during the chase as he drove between lanes of stopped cars, the report states. After a 10-minute chase, he hit a minivan at an intersection and was thrown about 100 feet. Pfc. Stacy Jordan HardyPhoto Credit: Army Hardy, of Beaverton, Oregon, was airlifted to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, then transported to Scott & White Hospital in nearby Temple, where he was pronounced dead Saturday morning, KWTX-TV reported.
Hardy, an infantryman, had served with 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, since June. He entered service in January 2015 and earned the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal, among other decorations.
None of the three individuals in the minivan suffered serious injuries.
The Killeen, Texas, police department is investigating the incident, Fort Hood officials said in a news release.
About Kevin Lilley
Kevin Lilley is the features editor of Military Times.