Jessi Combs has sadly passed away.
The professional racer passed away at the age of 36 this week after getting into an accident in a jet-powered land-speed car in the Alvord Desert in Oregon while trying to break her own record, local news reported.
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.
Lieutenant Undersheriff Brian Needham said the sheriff’s office and Bureau of Land Management are investigating the incident. The name of the person involved was withheld, pending notification of family, he said.
Land speed records have been set or attempted in the past on the dried lake bed of the Alvord Desert.
A member of her team, Terry Madden, confirmed the news in an Instagram Video on Wednesday
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