Jessi Combs, the host of Mythbusters and Overhaulin', died Wednesday after attempting to beat her own land-speed record in a jet-powered car. "The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels" was 39.
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"Combs, 39, was barreling through a dry lake bed in Oregon’s Alvord Desert on Tuesday afternoon inside a 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower 'jet car' when the 'horrific accident' happened, her team said.'
Rest in peace, Jessi Combs. Your energy, passion, and love of life on 2 wheels left a mark on so many. You will not be forgotten. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/lj7zRWEM4Q— Harley-Davidson (@harleydavidson) August 28, 2019
I’m so so sad, Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash. She was a brilliant & too-notch builder, engineer, driver, fabricator, and science communicator, & strove everyday to encourage others by her prodigious example. She was also a colleague, and we are lesser for her absence.— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) August 28, 2019
Professional driver Jessi Combs, also known as “the fastest woman on four wheels," has died in a jet-powered land-speed car crash in Oregon. https://t.co/hYjANoodMM— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) August 28, 2019
She is a legend. Fearless. Groundbreaking. She will live in our hearts and memories for the rest of our lives. She is Jessi Combs. Racing her way to the Heavens. https://t.co/lnX62YSoxP— Jasmine Cain (@jasminecainrock) August 28, 2019
Discovery releases statement on Jessi Combs' death: "She was a friend and colleague, an icon in the industry, and an undeniable force of nature who left an indelible mark on the car world. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones" https://t.co/QNbnulXRoI— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 28, 2019
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