Rest in peace to a racing legend.
Race car driver and TV personality Jessi Combs died tragically during an attempt to break her own land-speed record.
She was involved in the fatal crash during her attempt on Tuesday on a dry lake bed in Oregon.
Combs was attempting to hit 619 mph, Autoblog reports.
Combs had previously set the women’s land-speed world record for four-wheeled vehicles in 2013, driving the North American Eagle. She made the record-breaking run in the Alvord Desert in Oregon. She reportedly had an average speed of 398 mph.
The previous record was 308 mph, which was set in 1965.
Combs reportedly hoped to one day set the overall women’s land-speed record, which would require her to break speeds of 512 mph.