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Jessi Combs Was Killed in a Jet-Car Crash — Here's What We Know

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Yesterday, the "fastest woman on four wheels" Jessi Combs died in a 400 MPH jet-car crash. The racer and TV host was trying to beat her own land speed record when she crashed her 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. The 36-year-old was driving a purpose-built racer called the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger, which, according to The Drive, is a 106-foot-long car that was put together with an F-104 aircraft with jet engines. In 2016, she reached 440 MPH, and then beat that record last year with a 483.227 MPH "shakedown run" that was halted by mechanical issues. The local news reported that the Harney County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Just last Saturday, Jessi tweeted, "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 ;)."