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Date TimeAugust 30, 2019
VoiceFriends and colleagues have paid glowing tribute to Jessi Combs, who was killed in a crash on Tuesday while attempting to break women’s land-speed record
Jessi Combs: her passion for speed rewrote the record books | Gabriel Baumgaertner
Toby Brusseau wasn’t alarmed when his Facebook message to his dear high school friend Jessi Combs went unanswered. Desert connectivity is always spotty, and she was navigating the North American Eagle, a car designed to eventually go 800mph. Just one week earlier, the two dined on Thai food and reluctantly tried chicken feet in their hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota; Toby discussed the completion of his new documentary film while Jessi detailed her upcoming trip to break a new land speed record in Oregon.
On 27 August, he found out that Combs’s life ended in the same desert where she once made history.

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