No one can come across the sad reality Jesse Combs died two days ago. She was always the risk-taker and a professional, the fact a minor car crash took her life is still shocking to everyone. The news came out as distress to her family, friends, and fans.
Who is Jessi Combs?
Jesse Combs,39, was an American professional racer, television personality and metal fabricator. She is one of most successful and powerful women in the USA. Jessi also co-hosted the Spike TV show ‘Xtreme 4×4′, for more than 90 episodes from 2005 to 2009. In 2013 she reached a high speed of 398 mph (641km/h), for which she earned the title as “Fastest Woman on four wheels.”
Combs’ family confirmed her death on 27th August. Reports say that she died while attempting to break the record. She was driving a jet-powered car in South Oregon. No further details were revealed.
What caused her death?
Her family stated, “Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth, a dream she had been chasing since 2012… and she left this Earth driving faster than any other woman in history,”. Their sorrow statement expressed their state of mind and surely is depressing.
Jessi’s teammate Terry Madden mourned her death by sharing his grief on social media. He posted on Instagram stating: “Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trusted me we did everything humanly possible to save her.”
Former Mythbuster’s host Adam Savage praised her as ‘a brilliant and top-notch builder, engineer, driver, fabricator, and science communicator.’ He too shared his grief by adding that “we are lesser for her absence.”
I’m so so sad, Jessi Combs has been killed in a crash. She was a brilliant & too-notch builder, engineer, driver, fabricator, and science communicator, & strove everyday to encourage others by her prodigious example. She was also a colleague, and we are lesser for her absence.
— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) August 28, 2019
Combs excelled not only as a speed racer but also as a great person. Being one of the creators of Real Deal, a program to teach engineering skills to women, she encouraged other working women into a metalworking business. She also created a line of welding equipment specially designed for women. Her death is a definite loss to society and the world.