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Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs dies trying to break record : Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs dies trying to break record

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press

PORTLAND, Ore. - Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs, known by fans as the "fastest woman on four wheels," has died in a crash in Oregon's Alvord Desert while trying to break a speed record, local authorities said Wednesday.

Combs, 39, died Tuesday afternoon while racing in a dry lake bed in a desert in remote Harney County, sheriff's Lt. Brian Needham said in a statement. The cause is under investigation.

Terry Madden, Combs' teammate on the North American Eagle racing team, said in an ...