Race-car driver Jessi Combs, who was titled ‘fastest woman on four wheels’ dies attempting to break her own driving record.
American professional racer, Combs, dies at the age of 39. She was well known as “the fastest woman on four wheels” as she set the land speed record by a woman in 2013. She later broke her own record 3 years after, in 2016.
Combs attempted to break her record yet again. However, this time it resulted in a tragic car accident that ended up killing her. The crash took place at the Alvord Desert on Tuesday and was pronounced dead at the spot.
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying, “Jessi Combs was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is currently being investigated.”
The US race car driver had succesfully exceeded her previous record breaking speed and reached 777kph. However, some mechanical issues resulted in the record not being validated officially.
Combs left an inspirational message in her last tweet from 24th August. She wrote, “It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire… those who are willing, are those who achieve great things. . . People say I’m crazy. I say thank you 😉 “
Several fans mourned the loss of the 36-year-old. They took to twitter to express their sadness and admiration for the late record breaking race car driver. One fan tweeted, “Utterly heart broken…I loved Jessi.”
In addition, another expressed, “She is a legend. Fearless. Groundbreaking. She will live in our hearts and memories for the rest of our lives. She is Jessi Combs. Racing her way to the Heavens.”
RIP Jessi Combs.
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