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…

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…

Fatal car crash of Bob Burman

April 8, 1916 Corona, California Racer Bob Burman crashes his car, killing himself and two others and wounding 5 Burman had been racing at an estimated 100 mph when his left rear tire exploded and sent the car into a telegraph pole, a crowd of spectators, and over a car parked near the track —…

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…