Jessi Combs, the world’s quickest lady on four wheels, has died even though attempting to break her personal land speed record. Combs, 36, was currently the planet record holder at 398 mph. She was attempting to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 512 mph set by Kitty O’Neil in 1976 when she died.
The specialist racer died in a fiery auto crash following losing manage of a jet-powered auto in the Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Spokesman and fellow teammate Terry Madden confirmed the sad news by way of Instagram, saying, “I have never ever loved or been loved by any person as a lot as this wonderful lady… Regrettably we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident I was the 1st 1 there and trust me we did almost everything humanly probable to save her!!”
Combs was host of Spike TV’s Intense 4X4 when she broke her spine in an accident with heavy machinery.
Immediately after she recovered from her freak injury, she hosted Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters even though also operating as a specialist driver for films and Television commercials.