Jessi Combs, a professional speed racer and former host of "Mythbusters," died Tuesday in a crash on a dry lake bed in Oregon's Alvord Desert as she was in a jet car attempting to break a land speed record, authorities said. The Harney County Sheriff's Office said it was called to the scene of the fatal crash in the desert about 90 miles south of Burns, Oregon, around 4 p. Combs, who was nicknamed "the fastest woman on four wheels," was pursuing a record on the dry lake bed, her family said in a statement. Combs was the lead driver on the North American Eagle racing team. She was identified as the sole fatality connected with the accident, which is under investigation. The section of the Alvord Desert the team was using was approximately 8 miles long, authorities said.
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Not having had a extended the past in show business, Byron at primary found it tricky to act naturally with this more visible position but slowly became more used to to it. During the subsequent half of the season, Byron was on maternity leave from the show, and she was temporarily replaced by Jessi Combs. Byron showcases some of her art on her personal website, and taking photographs from her public exhibit debut Stray Doll in September is available at Anno Domini. She believes being an artist is a hard career to choose, but has found inspiration in artists such as various SECCA award winners in the past. Preferring to make her spectators think, she has had the following to say about her art:.
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