The cause of Jessi Combs’ fatal crash has been revealed.
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office has announced the cause of Combs’ fatal August crash, when the racer and daredevil attempted to break her own land-speed record.
According to the sheriff’s office, the front wheel of Combs’ jet car, a custom-made vehicle, simply failed. It’s being speculated that Combs had struck an object during her race in the desert.
Before this announcement, Combs’ death was attributed to blunt force trauma to the head, and not the resulting fire from the crash.
In an attempt to keep her title of “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels,” Combs attempted to break her own record in the Alvord Desert in Oregon in August.
Before that, she had twice broken her record, first reaching 398 mph in 2013, and then in 2018, when she reached a top speed of 483.2 mph.
— Road & Track (@RoadandTrack) November 5, 2019
Fans are devastated to hear more details of Combs’ tragic accident.
“So sad. Such a talented woman. #JessiCombs,” wrote @RobAbramowitz.
“She died doing what she loved. No tears,” said another.
“A Huge Loss For The Racing Industry God Bless This Great Lady,” said @Bamafanaticfan1.