"MythBusters" Star Jessi Combs, 39, Killed In A Horrific Jet Car Crash Attempting To Become The Fastest Woman On Earth

Date August 29, 2019

Jessi Combs—vehicle builder, racer, fabricator, TV personality, and all-around automotive legend—was killed on Tuesday in a crash while attempting to break her own land-speed record in Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon. She was 39 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.

Jessi's achievements

Combs' family confirmed that she had died in a crash in a jet-powered car, but further details were not immediately released.

Combs was a legend in the automotive world. The woman was a host, builder, and technical expert on shows like Xtreme 4x4, Overhaulin', Truck U, and Two Guys Garage. She brought about Velocity channel's All Girls Garage, and was a host and builder on a season of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters.

People's reaction

Jessi was surrounded by her friends and her family at the time of her death.

"People that loved her and followed her became family, all bonded together by adventure and passion,"

- her family said.

"Her fans adored her, and she lived to inspire them."

Granted, the most loyal fans find it difficult to cope with the loss. One user wrote:

Others added:

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family during this tough time of their lives.