Tragic news coming out of Oregon Wednesday morning.
Professional driver and TV host Jessi Combs has died after crashing her jet-powered car while trying to break her own land speed record.
The 39-year-old was killed in the crash on Tuesday at about 4pm on a dry bed lake in Alvord Desert in Oregon.
Combs, dubbed the fastest woman on four wheels, was trying to beat her land speed record of 398 miles per hour at the time.
The TV personality, who has held the record since 2013, joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team as driver that same year.
Her partner Terry Madden confirmed news of the horrific accident in an Instagram tribute post, saying he did everything he could to save her.
‘I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her,’ Madden wrote.
‘I have never loved or been loved by anyone as much as this amazing woman 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.’
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