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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:54 PM

'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash

'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash

Jason Torchinsky
Today 9:40am

Yesterday, while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car driven by racer, fabricator, and television personality Jessi Combs crashed in the Alvord Desert in Oregon, killing her, as local news reports. Combs was 39 years old and held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 mph in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013.

Combs was attempting to beat her previous record, and had attempted it as recently as last year, when she managed a 483.227 mph shakedown run before mechanical problems ended the attempt, as noted on the team’s bio page for Jessi.

Just a few days ago, Combs tweeted a picture of her and the jet car as they prepared for this most recent speed record attempt:



Combs’ death was confirmed this morning on Instagram by Terry Madden, a member of Combs’ team:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1tUB2lHGKX/
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Reply 'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 28 OP
mr_lebowski Aug 28 #1
JohnnyRingo Aug 28 #5
Jirel Aug 28 #2
bluedigger Aug 28 #3
JohnnyRingo Aug 28 #4
Mopar151 Aug 28 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 01:57 PM

1. That's too bad, RIP Jessi ...

But like I always say ... live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 09:22 PM

5. I like "Die young as late as possible".

I changed to that when I turned 40.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:10 PM

2. Just makes me want to cry.

At least she went out doing what she loved.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 02:17 PM

3. That is sad news.

I enjoyed her tv work years ago. She will be missed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 09:20 PM

4. "All Girl Garage"

That show on Velocity Channel was in my viewing schedule. It seems more sad after getting to know her through that. I liked her.

Lost a good one.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. There is a bit of Icarus in all of us.....

The LSR is a big dream, and it carries huge risk for all involved. Those guys have done incredible things on a shoestring, they are every bit as devastated as her family and fans. Keep flying to the light

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