The fatal crash of a jet car by Jessi Combs was caused by her front wheel shattering after she hit something when she was driving at 550 mph – but she died BEFORE the vehicle was engulfed in flames
- The front wheel of Combs & # 39; jetcar hit something as she rushed through the desert
- It caused the mounting of the wheel to collapse and then her car caught fire
- The 39-year-old died before the flames due to bone trauma to the head
- She tried to break 512 mph, the current Landspeed World record for women set in 1976 by Kitty O & # 39; Neil
The fatal jet crash of Jessi Combs was caused by a malfunction in one of the front wheels of her vehicle when she revealed authorities while driving at a speed of 550 km / h.
Combs, 39, died in September trying to break the women's land-speed record in Oregon.
On Tuesday, the Harney County Sherriff office, which investigated the crash, revealed its findings that the front wheel hit something and then fell to pieces.
According to her research, she died of bone trauma to the head before flames flooded her vehicle.
& # 39; Based on the collected and investigated material at the crash site and the evidence found by the North American racing team, it appears that the front wheel had failed mechanically, probably caused by hitting an object in the desert.
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Jessi Combs, 39, (photo), who & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39; was called, tried to break her own speed record of 398 km / h in 2013 when she crashed
Ghost images show the moments before high-speed racer Jessi Combs died in a fiery crash in Oregon last week. A large plume of fabric can be seen behind the & # 39; jet car & # 39; with 52,000 horsepower flowing through the Alvord desert
& # 39; The failure of the front wheel led to the collapse of the front wheel.
& # 39; The failure of the front wheel occurred at speeds of 550 miles per hour.
& # 39; The cause of death of Mrs. Combs was determined as a blunt force trauma to the head that occurred before the fire that flooded the racing vehicle after the crash.
& # 39; The Sherney & # 39; s Office of Harney County and all its staff would like to express their condolences to the family of Jessica Combs and the North American Eagle Race Team, & # 39; Lieutenant Brian Needham said.
The moments before the crash were recorded on video.
Combs, who previously played in Mythbusters, and her team tried to reach 512 mph, the current Landspeed World record for women set in 1976 by Kitty O & # 39; Neil.
Re-synchronized & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39 ;, broke the record of 398 km / h in 2013 and joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger team that same year.
In a run last fall, Combs was able to reach a speed of just over 483 miles per hour, according to an update on its website.
In a picture posted by Jessi Combs on August 24, her team sees themselves gathering as they prepare for the trip
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