"Fastest Woman on Four Wheels" Jessi Combs killed during land speed record attempt.

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https://jalopnik.com/fastest-woman-on-four-wheels-jessi-combs-killed-in-jet-1837654356

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 36 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.
 

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I've watched her for years on different programs. Didn't know she had the land speed bug. Sad deal.

A friend of mine went to Wyotech at the same time she did and said that she was a nice person to hang around.
 

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Terrible news. I’ve also seen her for years on various programs and always enjoyed her contributions.

RIP
 

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Rest in peace. They know they take their life into their hands when attempting these feats, but it doesn’t make this loss any less painful to her family and friends.
 
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