Jessi Combs was born in the Black Hills of Rapid City, SD.
With a lifelong desire to become a race car driver, this fearless young lady found a love for speed and its machines at a very young age.
Apparently Jessi Combs died Tuesday, after crashing her jet-powered land speed record car in the Alvord Desert in southeast Oregon, according to a local news report. She was 36 years old.
The Harney County Sheriff’s Office said it received a 911 call shortly after 4 p.m. reporting the crash on the desert, a dry lake bed located in the southern part of the county, southeast of Steens Mountain.
Her death was confirmed on Instagram by a teammate Terry L. Madden.
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.
Combs broke the four-wheeled women’s land speed record at a speed of nearly 393 mph in her 52,000-horsepower, 56-foot-long, North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013. It was a reconfigured F-104 jet. She got even faster still breaking 440 mph and earning herself the title of the fastest woman on four wheels.
Jessi was also known as a TV personality, with notable appearances on "MythBusters" and "Overhaulin'." She was 36.