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Oregon authorities investigate on-board computers in the jet-powered car that killed speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs during a fiery crash Tuesday

Oregon authorities are investigating on-board computers in the jet-powered car that killed speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs during a fiery crash earlier this week.

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Researchers hope that engine and system information stored on computers in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger can shed light on what went wrong during Tuesday's crash in the Alvord desert in Oregon.

Combs, & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39; , tried to break her own speed record of 398 mph in 2013 when she crashed and died at the age of 39.

The 56-foot long, 52,000 horsepower & # 39; jet car & # 39; went up in flames, but the police did not say if a collision crashed the fire.

& # 39; The team was able to restore the on-board computers and they are trying to get the data from it, but that has not been restored yet & # 39 ;, Brian Needham of the Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Harney County told the New York Post on Thursday.

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Oregon authorities investigate on-board computers in the jet-powered car that killed speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs during a fiery crash Tuesday

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Oregon authorities investigate on-board computers in the jet-powered car that killed speed racer and TV personality Jessi Combs during a fiery crash Tuesday

Researchers hope that engine and system information stored on computers in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger can shed light on what went wrong during the crash in the Alvord desert in Oregon. Combs is with the vehicle in May

Researchers hope that engine and system information stored on computers in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger can shed light on what went wrong during the crash in the Alvord desert in Oregon. Combs is with the vehicle in May

Researchers hope that engine and system information stored on computers in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger can shed light on what went wrong during the crash in the Alvord desert in Oregon. Combs is with the vehicle in May

The exact details of the crash have not yet been released, but her family said she was surrounded by loved ones when she died.

Her family said she was after her dream of becoming the fastest woman on earth since 2012.

& # 39; Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the courage to turn those possibilities into reality and she made this earth run faster than any other woman in history, & # 39; they said in a statement.

Combs broke the record of 398 km / h in 2013 and joined the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger team that same year.

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She managed to hit 483 miles per hour in a shakedown run on the same 13-mile track in 2016, but it ended prematurely due to mechanical problems.

Combs drove the same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger that she used in previous attempts in Tuesday's fatal crash.

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram that she had acknowledged her search to break 512 mph.

& # 39; It may seem a little crazy to walk straight into the line of fire … those who are willing are those who achieve great things. People say I'm crazy. I say thanks, & # 39; she wrote and added the hashtags # gottabreak512 # aimingfor619.

Combs, & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39; called, tried to break her own speed record of 398 mph in 2013 when she crashed and died at the age of 39

Combs, & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39; called, tried to break her own speed record of 398 mph in 2013 when she crashed and died at the age of 39

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Combs, & # 39; the fastest woman on four wheels & # 39; called, tried to break her own speed record of 398 mph in 2013 when she crashed and died at the age of 39

The 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger went up in flames during the wreckage, but the police did not say whether it bumped into anything

The 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger went up in flames during the wreckage, but the police did not say whether it bumped into anything

The 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower North American Eagle Supersonic Speed ​​Challenger went up in flames during the wreckage, but the police did not say whether it bumped into anything

Days before her death, Combs shared her goal of breaking 512 mph in an Instagram post (above)

Days before her death, Combs shared her goal of breaking 512 mph in an Instagram post (above)

Days before her death, Combs shared her goal of breaking 512 mph in an Instagram post (above)

The professional racer (photo) organized various car shows and also appeared as host and builder on Mythbusters of Discovery Channel
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The professional racer (photo) organized various car shows and also appeared as host and builder on Mythbusters of Discovery Channel

The professional racer (photo) organized various car shows and also appeared as host and builder on Mythbusters of Discovery Channel

Her partner Terry Madden confirmed the news of the horrific accident in an Instagram tribute message on Wednesday and said he was doing everything he could to save her.

& # 39; I was the first one there and believe that we have done everything to save her, & # 39; wrote Madden.

& # 39; I have never loved someone so much as this great woman, she was really my unicorn and I enjoyed every minute I had with her.

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& # 39; She was the most amazing spirit I have ever known.

& # 39; I'm not okay, but she's here to continue. I made a promise to her that if this didn't go well, I would be sure and do well with it. & # 39;

Her family honored Combs and said she was known for her "radiant smile, positivity, and tenacity in fulfilling her dreams."

& # 39; Her drive was contagious and she served as a role model for young girls and women around the world.

& # 39; People who loved her and followed her became family, all connected by adventure and passion. Her fans loved her and she lived to inspire them.

& # 39; Surrounded by her family and friends at the time of her death, Jessi lived fearlessly and her legacy lives on in the countless lives she has touched. & # 39;

Kammen pursued her dream of becoming the fastest woman on earth since 2012

Kammen pursued her dream of becoming the fastest woman on earth since 2012

Kammen pursued her dream of becoming the fastest woman on earth since 2012

& # 39; Combs was one of the rare dreamers with the courage to turn those possibilities into reality and she made this earth run faster than any other woman in history, & # 39; said her family

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Hundreds of people paid homage to Combs after her death.

TV presenter Jay Leno, who previously led Combs in an episode of his CNBC show, Jay Leno & # 39; s Garage, led the stream of tributes on Twitter: & # 39; In memory of the fastest woman on four wheels. Your memory lives on. & # 39;

Kari Byron of Mythbusters, who was temporarily replaced by Combs during maternity leave, tweeted: & # 39; So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing boundaries. Send a smile to the universe for her.

& # 39; She was a brilliant & notch builder, engineer, driver, manufacturer and science communicator, striving to encourage others every day through her wonderful example. She was also a colleague and we are less because of her absence. & # 39;

Byron & # 39; s co-star Tory Belleci added: & # 39; Absolutely eroded to hear the news from Jessi Combs. You are a legend Jessi and I will miss you, my friend. & # 39;

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Former Mythbusters host Adam Savage tweeted: & I am so sad that Jessi Combs died in a crash. She was a brilliant and also great builder, engineer, driver, manufacturer and science communicator, striving to encourage others every day through her wonderful example. She was also a colleague and we are less because of her absence. & # 39;

Actress Kristy Swanson wrote: & We immediately became friends and with open arms you welcomed me into the motorcycle family, driving next to you was an honor.

& # 39; A radiant pearl tough, strong and beautiful on the outside but soft on the inside. My heart is so heavy, I will miss you, my sister. & # 39;

TV presenter Jay Leno, who previously showed Combs in an episode of his CNBC show, Jay Leno & # 39; s Garage, led the stream of tribute to the famous speed racer on Twitter

TV presenter Jay Leno, who previously showed Combs in an episode of his CNBC show, Jay Leno & # 39; s Garage, led the stream of tribute to the famous speed racer on Twitter

TV presenter Jay Leno, who previously showed Combs in an episode of his CNBC show, Jay Leno & # 39; s Garage, led the stream of tribute to the famous speed racer on Twitter

Kari Byron of Mythbusters, who was temporarily replaced by Combs during maternity leave, tweeted: & # 39; So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing boundaries. Send a smile to the universe & # 39;
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Kari Byron of Mythbusters, who was temporarily replaced by Combs during maternity leave, tweeted: & # 39; So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing boundaries. Send a smile to the universe & # 39;

Kari Byron of Mythbusters, who was temporarily replaced by Combs during maternity leave, tweeted: & # 39; So sad to hear about Jessi. She was a badass. Always pushing boundaries. Send a smile to the universe & # 39;

Former Mythbusters host Adam Savage tweeted that he & # 39; so sad & # 39; is about the death of Combs

Former Mythbusters host Adam Savage tweeted that he & # 39; so sad & # 39; is about the death of Combs

Former Mythbusters host Adam Savage tweeted that he & # 39; so sad & # 39; is about the death of Combs

Mythbusters & co-star Tory Belleci shared a photo of herself with Combs on Instagram

Mythbusters & co-star Tory Belleci shared a photo of herself with Combs on Instagram

Mythbusters & co-star Tory Belleci shared a photo of herself with Combs on Instagram

Actress Kristy Swanson also shared a genuine tribute to Combs on Twitter

Actress Kristy Swanson also shared a genuine tribute to Combs on Twitter

Actress Kristy Swanson also shared a genuine tribute to Combs on Twitter

Kammen is pictured above in Oregon during a test session in 2016

Kammen is pictured above in Oregon during a test session in 2016

Kammen is pictured above in Oregon during a test session in 2016

Combs, born in Rapid City, South Dakota, had a lifelong dream of becoming a driver.

She graduated from WyoTech in Wyoming with a degree in Custom Automotive Fabrication and eventually fell into television.

She organized several car shows, including Xtreme 4×4, Overhaulin & # 39 ;, Truck U and Two Guys Garage.

Combs previously also appeared as host and builder on Mythbusters of Discovery Channel.

Her family said they were planning a celebration of her life and promised to set up a foundation to continue her efforts to empower women and young girls.

Combs was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and fulfilled her dream of becoming a driver

Combs was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and fulfilled her dream of becoming a driver

Combs was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, and fulfilled her dream of becoming a driver

Her death led to a flood of support from ruined colleagues, friends and fans

Her death led to a flood of support from ruined colleagues, friends and fans

Her death led to a flood of support from ruined colleagues, friends and fans

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram that she had acknowledged her search to break 512 mph

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram that she had acknowledged her search to break 512 mph

Just days before her death, Combs had posted on Instagram that she had acknowledged her search to break 512 mph

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