Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · Louisiana

Jayne Mansfield’s fatal car crash

June 29, 1967 New Orleans, Louisiana Actress Jayne Mansfield, attorney Sam Brody, and driver Ronnie Harrison are killed in a car accident The trio of adults were driving with three of Mansfield’s children, including future Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay. The children were asleep in the car’s backseat at the time… Continue reading Jayne Mansfield’s fatal car crash

Disasters · Honduras

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ fatal car accident

April 25, 2002 La Ceiba, Honduras Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes is killed in a car accident Lopes had been attempting to pass another car while speeding, when a truck appeared in lane she was using to pass. This caused Lopes to sharply turn to avoid the truck. The sudden turn sent the vehicle into two… Continue reading Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ fatal car accident

Disasters · South Africa

Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over

March 5, 1977 Midrand, South Africa Formula One driver Tom Pryce and marshal Frederick Jansen van Vuuren are killed in a chain-reaction accident Jansen van Vuuren and another marshal had rushed to a car which had malfunctioned and caught fire. As the two marshals ran across the track, Pryce and another driver came over a… Continue reading Formula One driver killed by fire extinguisher carried by man he ran over

California · Crime Scene Photography

James Dean killed in car crash

September 30, 1955 Cholame, California James Dean is killed at the age of 24 in a car crash Dean and his Porsche-trained mechanic, Rolf Wütherich, were speeding at approximately 85mph in a 55mph zone when they collided almost directly head-on with a young man driving a Ford Tudor coupe. The crash caused extensive damage to… Continue reading James Dean killed in car crash