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Jessi Combs is killed in a high speed jet car crash

‘Fastest woman on four wheels’ Jessi Combs, 39, is killed in a high speed JET-CAR crash while trying to beat her own land-speed record of 398mph on a dry lake bed in Oregon

Professional driver and TV host Jessi Combs has died after crashing her jet-powered car while trying to break her own land speed record. 

The 39-year-old was killed in the crash on Tuesday at about 4pm on a dry bed lake in Alvord Desert in Oregon.

Combs, dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels, was trying to beat her land speed record of 398 miles per hour at the time. 

The TV personality has held the record since 2013.  

Jessi Combs was killed on Tuesday after crashing her jet car while trying to break her own land speed record in Oregon

She managed to hit 483 miles per hour in a 2016 attempt but it ended prematurely due to mechanical issues. 

Combs was driving the same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger she has used in previous attempts.  

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram acknowledging her quest to break 512mph.

‘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,’ she wrote, adding the hashtags #gottabreak512 #aimingfor619. 

Her partner Terry Madden confirmed news of the horrific accident in an Instagram tribute post, saying he did everything he could to save her. 

Combs, dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels, was trying to beat her land speed record of 398 miles per hour, which she set in 2013

Combs, dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels, was trying to beat her land speed record of 398 miles per hour, which she set in 2013

The 39-year-old was killed in the crash on Tuesday at about 4pm on a dry bed lake in Alvord Desert in Oregon

The 39-year-old was killed in the crash on Tuesday at about 4pm on a dry bed lake in Alvord Desert in Oregon

‘I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her,’ Madden wrote.  

‘I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. 

‘She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know.’ 

He also vowed to help her legacy live on.  

‘I’m not okay but she is right here keeping my going. I made her a promise that if this didn’t go well that I would make sure and do good with it.’ 

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram (above) acknowledging her quest to break 512mph

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram (above) acknowledging her quest to break 512mph

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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