Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Jessi Combs, the world's fastest woman on 4 wheels, has died while trying to break her own land speed record. Combs, 36, was already the world record holder at 398 mph. She was attempting to break the Women's Land Speed Record of 512 mph set by Kitty O'Neil in 1976 when she died.

The professional racer died in a fiery car crash after losing control of a jet-powered car in the Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Spokesman and fellow teammate Terry Madden confirmed the sad news via Instagram, saying, "I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman... 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!!"

Combs was host of Spike TV's Extreme 4X4 when she broke her spine in an accident with heavy machinery.

After she recovered from her freak injury, she hosted Discovery Channel's Mythbusters while also working as a professional driver for movies and TV commercials.

  • TheWildChild

    Now if Kitty died in 1976 ? that should've been a warning. Should've been grateful she held the highest title for a living woman. Sad ? peace to her fans and family.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White people love to find ways to die.

  • TheWildChild

    ???

  • Navybeans95

    Lawd....going too fast ...now she's slowed down permanently...hope it was worth it.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Why...people are so crazy...they want to be the first at everything...trying to break a record driving that fast it just crazy. She was probably going so fast she couldn't avoid the accident. RIP

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterly’s Lover

    RIP. Condolences to the family.
    398 Mph?
    512 Mph?
    Jeez I get a fit of the vapors at 85 Mph.

  • WhoKnew

    Was the need for speed that crucial and necessary to die over? RIP.

  • Cali

    I think she meant Combs died when trying to break the record. But, if she got to 398 why try to push 512 so soon, after already breaking your damn spine prior? Crazy

  • TheWildChild

    Right! She held the highest title for anyone alive. Kitty dead cause she tried and failed.

  • Bree

    My, my, my! Some things just aren't worth it!

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterly’s Lover

    If they watched Final Destination they would know there is no need to be innovative.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Some folks get a thrill from dangerous shyt ..... chile not I ...... I ain't speeding no where these days let alone racing someone ...... but I read somewhere that it's addictive ... can't remember the name ..... but it's a rush they get .... Chile you know how I be reading up on stuff .... but yeah .... adrenaline junkies

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That movie there still have me looking sideways at 18 wheelers on stormy days lololol

  • Gamer????? Chick
  • Bree

    I couldn't! To hell with breaking a record.

  • Bree

    That movie!!! Geesh!

  • bemetoo

    Well she race to her death ? or she was in a rush to die

  • Facts and Receipts

    So she essentially committed suicide? I guess. RIP

  • xxxgracious

    Whoa love c'mon now that's kinda harsh ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste

  • dontgetblocked

    Oh well! White people stay doing dangerous stuff!

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    Crazy...why take these kind of risk repeatedly... just stupid.

  • Judi Jupiter

    At least she died doing what she loved! Most people die not accomplishing what they dream of...

  • Renee26

    She died doing what she loved

    Where's the video

  • The Chosen 1.

    white folks play with their lives to much.

  • Renee26

    ???

  • Renee26

    Same

  • Renee26

    Every time I fly I think about this movie

  • TriniHarlem

    Facto

  • thatonechick_

    What was her speed when she crashed and died is the question!

  • Truth ???
  • TriniHarlem

    Here I am thinking I'm living dangerously with 80 mph mmm mmm mmm. 80 is a rarity at that so ain't no way. Ain't no way lawd. My ancestors would reach up and through that car and snatch me to them themselves TUH. https://media1.giphy.com/media/3ohze2zTQCTTX7oYqQ/giphy.gif

  • TriniHarlem

    That was my question as well.

  • TriniHarlem

    You wanted to know too ?

  • TriniHarlem

    ? not the video lol

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ? Slow it down, baby
    You're going too fast
    Got your hands in the air
    With your feet on the gas
    Bout to wreck your future running from your past?

    This reminded me of the India Arie song. That CD was a classic.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Life is too short as it is. For me to take unnecessary risks on top of that... nope, not happening.

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterly’s Lover

    LOL. I feel you. Imagine sitting in your darkened room to beat the odds. BAM!!! Your bedroom (the only room in the house) is sucked into a bottomless sinkhole! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5075f241f5f5805d604e3553bca87e8cf29570b5c998b09abee313c1d20657b.jpg

    Always something to think about.

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterly’s Lover

    LOL.

  • Truth ???

    Yep you know I did..lol! I was trying to see if she beat the record.

  • Dontgetdraggedputa??

    Oh that's incredibly sad ...

  • TriniHarlem

    She beat it alright.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Being in a car going 398mph cardiac arrest in itself would’ve kilt me....forget about crashin

  • Cliffpetty

    White people problems

  • Truth ???

    To death!

  • Michelle Peele

    I would have been gone at 198. As my granddaddy would say...I'd be shaking hands with St. Peter!

  • T3

    I listen to it ALLLLLL the time!!!!

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp shoulda had a V8.

  • Cali

    Me too?

  • Allihave2say

    You live by the sword, you die by the sword. RIP Speedster!
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/SVUI43dydMRpUivdIW/giphy.gif

  • Wreckognize Game

    I hate that I love your word play?

  • Allihave2say

    Like this youtube girl a few months back died stunting for likes and money. She was some type of mountain climber who changed into bikinis when she reached the top. Got to the top of a mountain put on her bikini then fell. She had a satellite phone but fell into a place they couldn't see her she literally froze to death in her bikini. She got a lot of likes tho! https://media1.giphy.com/media/s4Bi420mMDRBK/giphy.gif

  • Wreckognize Game

    An extreme yoga girl did a pose hanging from a balcony railing but fell and broke both her legs. The story said she broke 112 bones. ?

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Sh*t

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lolololol!!!!!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I shouldn't laugh, but this tickled me in such a way the moment I read it. LOL!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    She went nowhere fast... What was her point? I mean dayum?!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Right... And sat her azz down somewhere! Geesh!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Hell I be clutchin' my pearls at 70!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    WTF???

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    0 going backwards... Ended up right when she was headed..a dead end to nowhere EVERRRR again!

  • true french

    A JET-powered car?! Let me just marinate on that for a second...

  • Renee26

    I HOLLERED when I opened this gif after reading your comment

    To The Corner!

  • Renee26

    Chile that's damn near her whole body... There's only 206 ?

  • Renee26

    Yeah I know... But I wanna see

  • dontgetblocked

    They never freakin learn.

  • dontgetblocked

    Go watch that show, "I Shouldn't Have Survived" on Youtube. Let me go running in the Grand Canyon by myself. Ooops. I fell off a cliff and can't walk. Let me go explore an active volcano by myself at dusk. Ooops! I'm lost and my feet are on fire. Let me go explore the Amazon Jungle. Oooops. I have no idea where I am ...so now I have to wander around the Amazon for a month. Another one ...lost at sea for three months. Others are... chewed up by an alligator or shark. Yet another idiot needed peace so he climbed his old fat ass up an ice covered mountain. Ooops. He slips and had to pitch a tent and sleep on the mountain's thin ledge for a week. White people!!

  • LuvR

    Its so sad that for many people being the best isn't even good enough.... She died trying.... SMH

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux
  • Wreckognize Game

    I won’t lie, I had to look it up. I forgot how many bones we had because that sounded like ALL OF THEM. ?

  • Music

    That's how I look at it. At least she died doing what she loved. She knew the risks.

  • LoveChild

    Becky died doing what she loved that’s it??RIP

  • LoveChild

    No it’s not. Because if she was a black female who does the exact same thing dying the exact same way people would be harsher. Becky died doing what she loved. Being a foolish risk taker???

  • Bushbabe

    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    Revelation 21:4 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/rev.21.4.KJV

  • Kimberly King

    It's very possible too. My cousin died while she was still in the air. She always wanted to jump out of an airplane. She died mid-air! Went into cardiac arrest. This ain't no joke.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    ? Highway to Heaven.

    RIH Jessi.

  • Elevated Soul

    Sounds to me she was another one of those feminists who foolishly thought she could conquer anything.You don't crash at that speed and live.I can't imagine what her body looked liked at the end.

    What exactly was the point here?

  • Nina Ross

    Damn

  • Tee Tee

    I hollered???

  • Pamela

    Now she lied up in a hospital bed looking all kinds of foolish Fool..

  • TheWildChild

    Yep ?, the video will be out in a documentary in a few months via the highest bidder.... according to statements made by her not-so-grieving boyfriend.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiie even on an open highway/expressway,when I’m a passenger,I watch the speedometer....when that shidt pass 65mph my nerves are shot.

  • Yardgirl

    Facts!!

  • Soon2BWife

    Kitty died in 2018.

  • Yardgirl

    RIP to your cuz. I am afraid of heights so I am pretty sure that would happen to me too. Jumping out a plane? Hell to the naw!!

  • Yardgirl

    Me too!! 65 is the limit in my state and people zip past me in the slow lane when driving said 65!! I went to TX last year where it was 75 and they were doing 85 - 90!! My heart was in my throat and I was the designated driver because my older sister just assumed it would be me all the damn time. It was awful!! Next time it will be LYFT and Uber 24/7.

  • hottlanta

    You also forget about the sound in the basement u never heard b4. You hear a strange noise u never heard b4 in the basement n u go down there all alone calling for someones name saying honey r u downstairs knowing good n well they left the house hours ago.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    I really don't care about pale people killing themselves playing with death for fun and I'm tired of hearing about it. Can we move on, please?

  • Kimberly King

    I'm a fast driver so 65 is nothing. I live in Texas. If you're not going at least 85-90 down here, you will get ran off the word. Most of the time I do a solid 80 MPH when I'm on the e-way

  • sunni_daze
  • OvertheMississippi

    Oh, she "went" somewhere alright!!

  • Question Everything

    Lyft not Lift

  • Question Everything

    Lied up? Oh, my!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I remember her from Mythbusters..

  • Faithz

    Amen!!!!

  • Faithz

    RIP!!!!

  • Faithz

    Highway to Heaven!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    uuugh

  • Dr. P

    Y'all are brutal! lol RIP..

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    lmao ijs

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Why you gotta call her Becky tho? lmaoo

  • The Chosen 1.

    i'm sorry that she killed herself trying to prove something, but they have a tendency of playing with their lives. though she looks older than her stated age.

  • Ni Ni

    I am hollering?

  • xxxgracious

    Smh everything you said was accurate and true

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Sho did.

  • Mastermind

    RIP, She lived as she died, high on her own supply. Just because your living don't mean you're alive. This woman unlike 90% of y'all actually lived her life to the fullest and understood the risks. Of course I'm sure she would have preferred to keep her life.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I was curious how many bones we had! That sounded like an extremely high amount. I am closely thinking in my head "well damn, how many bones do we have"? ?

  • Renee26

    Me too so I googled it ?

  • Renee26

    Damn... The Caucasity

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Dee

    ????????

  • The Art

    Well, you can’t outrun death. No matter how many speed records you have. But at least she died doing something she loved. RIP lady.

  • The Art

    “Yet another idiot needed peace so he climbed his old fat ass up an ice covered mountain.“ ?????... I CANNOT!!!

  • The Art

    Ummkay!!!

  • The Art

    ??? I can’t stand y’all!!!!!

  • Hazel

    The love for speed never ends well.

  • LoveChild

    You know damn well that Becky is a slang word for a white female.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Hence the "lmaoo". You missed that part?

  • LoveChild

    Girl I’m busy multi tasking out here on the West Coast maybe I didn’t see that. I did scan and read your other comments on this topic I see you are not mammying her as others are.

    If this was a black woman who died the exact same way she would be getting trashed.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    It's all good sis. And nope I give 0 fuqs bout this silly cave beast lol

  • LoveChild

    Yeah I meant no disrespect to you. I’m just so used to heffas coming for me at this site. I don’t call white female cave beasts but I do call them Becky. Hell, she died doing what she loved.
    But you notice how gentle they’re going on her here?

  • Allihave2say

    Never learn. The old adage "it can't happen to me" then it does.

  • Allihave2say
  • Allihave2say

    Gigi Wu

  • Allihave2say

    Ella Stupido. Mucho.

  • B.Loveitt

    The need for...you know the rest. RIp

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Oh girl yes. I completely understand. I be on high alert sometimes too cause folks love to try you. I've blocked A LOT of fonts lately.

    And yeah, I noticed that smh. I really don't get the sympathy at all and it shocked me. It's almost like they were going out of their way to show concern but when it's anybody with melanin doing something half as dumb, they're getting dragged for days and called everything but the name their mama gave them. I'm not here for it.

    This chick was dumb period and I have no fuqs to give about her dumb life choices. I'm melanated and can't relate lmao.

  • LoveChild

    Trying to be slick mammying that dead white female. ??????

  • LoveChild

    Exactly. They’re mammying dead Becky.

  • Mastermind

    Wow you are really a humanitarian I tell ya.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    lol

  • bemetoo

    Sad ? but oh so true

  • mzwhang90210

    ?

  • Yardgirl

    Whang!! You are missed missy!!??