Stacy Jordan Hardy, a soldier stationed at Fort Hood, was killed after a high-speed motorcycle chase with police Friday Night. Hardy was assigned to the Third Cavalry Regiment, Ist Cavalry Division at Fort Hood Texas in June. Hardy reportedly fled from Killeen police after officers attempted to stop Hardy for speeding. Local sources report that Hardy reached speeds of over 100 mph before crashing his Suzuki motorcycle into a minivan in the middle of an intersection.
The chase lasted approximately 10 minutes as Hardy weaved in and out of traffic in an attempt to lose the police. The 20-year-old from Beaverton, OR was traveling so fast that he reportedly flew over 100 feet after striking the minivan.
None of the passengers of the minivan sustained serious injuries. Hardy was airlifted to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Forth Hood then transported to Scott & White hospital. He was pronounced dead Saturday morning.
He entered active-duty military service in January 2015. His military awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Local police are currently investigating the circumstances of his death.