Professional racer and TV star Jessi Combs died at age 36 after the car she was driving while attempting to break her own land-speed record crashed in Oregon.
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office noted they received a call around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, about the tragic accident, which occurred in a dry lake bed in the Alvord Desert.
Combs, who was once the co-host of Extreme 4×4, All Girls Garage and Overhaulin’, reportedly died immediately and the crash’s cause is under investigation.
“It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire… those who are willing are those who achieve great things,” Combs wrote on Instagram shortly before her death, adding, “People say I’m crazy. I say thank you.”
The racer set a speed record in 2013 after she hit 393 m.p.h. while driving a 52,000-horsepower North American Eagle Supersonic…