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RACE CAR DRIVER DIES IN OREGON AT 36

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Jessi Combs (July 27, 1983 – August 27, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Jet-car race driver and TV personality Jessi Combs died
tragically during an attempt to break her own land-speed record.

She was involved in the fatal crash during her attempt on Tuesday
on a dry lake bed in Oregon. She was attempting to hit 619 mph.

The details of the crash have not been released at this time.

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SPEED RECORD BROKEN ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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William Herz became the first person to race a motorcycle over 200 miles
per hour. He was clocked at 210 mph at the Bonneville Speedway, an area
of the
Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, 

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