Race car driver Jesse Coombs has died in a high-speed crash while trying to set a new speed record, the family said on Monday
Coombs, 39, was trying to win the title of the fastest woman on earth when she was killed on Tuesday in the Alford Desert, a dry bottom of a lake in southeastern Oregon, the family said in a statement.
“Jesse’s biggest dream was to become the fastest woman on earth, a dream she has sought to achieve since 2012 … she was one of the rare dreamers who had the courage to turn those possibilities into reality,” she said. History”.
Coombs began her career as a designer for fast cars and worked as a television presenter for a number of car programs, including All Girls Garage.
Her close friend and teammate Terry Madden called her an “amazing spirit.”
“Unfortunately, we lost it yesterday in a horrific incident. I was the first to arrive there and believe me, we did everything human beings could do to save it!” He added on his Instagram website.
Coombs recorded her attempt to break the record of speed driving on social networking sites, and her goal was to exceed the record set in 1976 by driving at a speed of 512 miles (about 820 kilometers) an hour achieved by American Kitty O’Neill, who died last November.