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Burns, OR -- The Harney County Sheriff's Office reports a California woman was killed Tuesday as she attempted to set a new land speed record.  39 year old Jessica (Jessi) Michelle Combs of Long Beach, California died at the scene after her jet car crashed on the Alvord Desert, 90 miles south of Burns.

 

Combs was known as the "Fastest Woman on Four Wheels" after she set a record speed of 398 miles an hour in 2013.  She posted on Instagram last Sunday she wanted to break 512 miles an hour. The cause of the crash is unknown. The incident remains under investigation. 

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