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