Jessi Combs, American racer and television star, died on Tuesday attempting to break her own land-speed record in Oregon. She was 36.
“It is with extreme grief, and in celebration of her life that her family and close friends share that race car driver, and TV personality Jessi Combs, passed away in a fatal crash, as she pursued setting a land speed record in the North American Eagle on August, 27th 2019 on a dry lake bed in Oregon,” a spokesperson for Combs family tells Yahoo Entertainment. “The details of the crash have not been released at this time.”
Combs, dubbed the “fastest woman on four wheels,” hosted shows including All Girls Garage, Overhaulin’ and a season of Discovery’s MythBusters. Last year, she appeared in an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. She was a performance driver for films and commercials, but her passion was competitive driving.