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Cops retrieving ‘jet car' computers to investigate Jessi Combs' fiery crash
2019-08-30
[NYP] Racer and television host Jessi Combs ‐ known as the "fastest woman on four wheels" ‐ died in a fiery crash while attempting to beat her own land speed record, officials said Wednesday.

Combs, 39, was barreling through a dry lake bed in Oregon’s Alvord Desert on Tuesday afternoon inside a 56-foot-long, 52,000-horsepower "jet car" when the "horrific accident" happened, her team said.

Police officials told The Post on Wednesday that investigators were attempting to recover laptop computers that were on board the high-powered vehicle ‐ dubbed the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger ‐ so they could determine what went wrong.

"They’re waiting for the team to recover the [engine and systems] information stored on the inboard computers," said Lt. Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office.

He said "there was a fire involved" but was unable to say whether Combs’ car hit something to cause the blaze.

Combs, a South Dakota native, spoke about the risks of land speed racing on social media, most recently in a post on Aug. 24.
Posted by:Besoeker

#9  Fire of Unknown Origin
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-08-30 13:24  

#8  laptop computers that were on board

Lenovos?
Posted by: Skidmark   2019-08-30 12:09  

#7  Hat-tip to the bold.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2019-08-30 10:22  

#6  Another arkanicide?
Posted by: Flomp Unusoling7393   2019-08-30 09:47  

#5  😀
Posted by: Dron66046   2019-08-30 08:54  

#4  Dron, you continue to amaze.
Posted by: Lex   2019-08-30 08:04  

#3  "there was a fire involved"

Sung by Mick Jagger, this could become a great song. Dedicated to Jessi Combs.

There was a fire involved !
The machine was her gateway ♫
Red was the color of freedom !
There was a ♪ fiiiire... fire involved..
It was in her belly she knew,
then the gaaasket blew ♪
And to a stop she coulda rolled;
But there was a fire INVOLVED, YEAH !!
She stepped on the RED and on it sped ♫
until there was nothin' but a doll on a sled.
'Coz there was ♫ fire involved ♪
Posted by: Dron66046   2019-08-30 07:59  

#2  ..using a Tesla battery?
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-08-30 07:20  

#1  ....so they could determine what went wrong.

Texting? Selfie? Inability to gain altitude ?
Posted by: Besoeker   2019-08-30 06:51  

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