Jessi Combs chciała pobić rekord Kitty Linn O'Neil. Kaskaderka O'Neil, która w 1976 r. ustanowiła rekord prędkości była nazywana najszybszą kobietą na świecie. 27 sierpnia, prezenterka telewizyjna próbowała pobić prędkość 825.127 km/h, ale na pustyni Alvord, zlokalizowanej w Oregonie doszło do śmiertelnego wypadku.

O śmierci Jessi poinformował jej przyjaciel Teddy Madden, za pośrednictwem Instagrama. W emocjonalnym wpisie napisał, że Combs zginęła w przerażającym wypadku. Madden pierwszy pojawił się na miejscu zdarzenia. Zapewniał, że zrobiono wszystko, żeby ją uratować.

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So I don’t know how to say any of this but it all needs said. I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman @thejessicombs she was truly my unicorn and I enjoyed every single minute that I had with her. She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!! I’m not ok, but she is right here keeping my going-I made her a promise that if this didn’t go well that I would make sure and do good with it, please help me with that, you are all going to see things on news please believe non of them.. we the family have drafted a release and it will come out today with more proper info, but I was just woke up by the media tracking me down and I need everyone of her true friends to do what she would want “take a deep breath, relax” and do good things with this. Please donate to nothing, I know there will be people try, we are finishing the documentary as she wished and the world will know the truth and her foundation will use those funds to do amazing things in this world and make her legacy live on properly. In the coming days her family and I will get the proper channels put together that you can then donate to that foundation but until you hear it from me wait please-I don’t want some asshole profiting off this (all ready had one try to sell us a video)... . . Love you all and thank you all for being such amazing friends to her, she dedicated her life to helping support others dreams and I promise I will continue that.

Post udostępniony przez Terry L. Madden (@terry_madden)

Combs była kierowcą rajdowym i gwiazdą telewizji, która wystąpiła w takich programach, jak: "Pogromcy mitów", "poTURBOwani", "Xtreme 4x4", "All Girls Garage" i "The list".