Celebrity deaths—as shocking as they might be—are also undeniably fascinating, albeit in a morbid way. In 1997, the world was shaken by the news of the horrific car crash following which the much beloved Princess Diana died. Several years prior to this incident, Hollywood suffered a similar loss when the blonde sex bomb Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash at the age of 34, along with two others. The untimely and tragic deaths of James Dean, Paul Walker and Norman Burton in car crashes also shook the world. Accidental deaths become even more sensational when shrouded in mystery as in the case of Victor Davis, an Olympic gold medallist, who was struck by a car whose driver fled the scene. The death of basketball player Bryan Gahol who was killed along with companion Rosemarie Manalo in a multiple-vehicle collision was yet another car crash case which wiped out promising young lives. Famous writers Albert Camus and Margaret Mitchell are also among the unfortunate victims of fatal car crashes. Here we bring to you more information about famous people who died in car accidents.
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress

Brandon BurlsworthBrandon Burlsworth
20 September 1976, American
American Football Player

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971, Spanish, American

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
13 June 1928, American
T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
16 August 1888, British

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French

Barack Obama Sr.Barack Obama Sr.
18 June 1936, Kenyan
Kenyan Official
Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
29 April 1951, American
Race car driver

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955, Egyptian
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
07 December 1942, American

Thuy TrangThuy Trang
14 December 1973, American, Vietnamese

Jules BianchiJules Bianchi
03 August 1989, French
F1 Driver

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band
Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980, American
Race Car Driver

Mary Jo KopechneMary Jo Kopechne
26 July 1940, American
Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877, American
Dancer & Choreographer
Steve AllenSteve Allen
26 December 1921, American

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
25 January 1951, American
Long-distance Runner
James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American

Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
24 October 1932, American
Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks
05 August 1937, American
Ice Hockey Coach, Player
Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
12 November 1915, French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher

Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs
23 January 1919, American
Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992, Mexican
Singer, songwriter

Rasual ButlerRasual Butler
23 May 1979, American
Basketball Player

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Françoise DorléacFrançoise Dorléac
21 March 1942, French

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Lebo MathosaLebo Mathosa
16 July 1977, South African
Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921, Czech, Slovak

Corey La BarrieCorey La Barrie
10 May 1995, Australian

Ryan DunnRyan Dunn
11 June 1977, American
Stunt Performer

Marc BolanMarc Bolan
30 September 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Shankar NagShankar Nag
09 November 1953, Indian
Duane AllmanDuane Allman
20 November 1946, American
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Alicia NashAlicia Nash
01 January 1933, Salvadoran, American

Billy MartinBilly Martin
16 May 1928, American
Baseball player, Screenwriter

Byron AllenByron Allen
22 April 1961, American
Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
30 April 1925, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Cozy PowellCozy Powell
29 December 1947, British

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Billy HerringtonBilly Herrington
14 July 1969, American

Eugene Merle ShoemakerEugene Merle Shoemaker
28 April 1928, American
Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
25 October 1973, American

Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
31 December 1953, American
Guitarist, Musician
Laurie CunninghamLaurie Cunningham
08 March 1956, British
Football Player

Pete ConradPete Conrad
02 June 1930, American
Officer, Astronaut, Aviator, Racecar driver

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
10 April 1929, British
Formula One driver
Jerry RubinJerry Rubin
14 July 1938, American
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Porfirio RubirosaPorfirio Rubirosa
22 January 1909, Dominican
Rich MullinsRich Mullins
21 October 1955, American
Singer, Musician, Composer

Henri PaulHenri Paul
03 July 1956, French

Joey MarellaJoey Marella
28 February 1963, American

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
04 April 1948, American

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist
Leah LaBelleLeah LaBelle
08 September 1986, American

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
02 April 1940, British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer

F. W. MurnauF. W. Murnau
28 December 1888, German
Film director

Salvador SánchezSalvador Sánchez
26 January 1959, Mexican
Astrid of SwedenAstrid of Sweden
17 November 1905, Swedish

Gaetano ScireaGaetano Scirea
25 May 1953, Italian
Association football player, Scout, Association
Andrea de CesarisAndrea de Cesaris
31 May 1959, Italian
Racecar driver

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
22 March 1941, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

John Forbes Nash, Jr.John Forbes Nash, Jr.
13 June 1928, American
Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
30 October 1906, Italian
Racecar driver

Emile CzajaEmile Czaja
15 July 1909, Australian, Hungarian, Indian
Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
20 March 1919, German
Aviator, Officer

Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
26 January 1950, Austrian
Politician, Businessperson

Juscelino KubitschekJuscelino Kubitschek
12 September 1902, Brazilian
Physician, Politician
Jerry CollinsJerry Collins
04 November 1980, New Zealander
Rugby union player

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
14 January 1948, Russian
Ice hockey player
Philip Taylor KramerPhilip Taylor Kramer
12 July 1952, American

Alexander Fu ShengAlexander Fu Sheng
20 October 1954
Actor, Film actor, Karateka

Kazimierz DeynaKazimierz Deyna
23 October 1947, Polish

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
28 September 1925, American
Engineer, Computer scientist
Oscar TaverasOscar Taveras
19 June 1992, Dominican
Baseball player
Moshoeshoe II of LesothoMoshoeshoe II of Lesotho
02 May 1938, Mosotho

Carl HubbellCarl Hubbell
22 June 1903, American
Baseball Player

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
19 December 1861, Italian
Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson,

Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
09 July 1943, Spanish, Portuguese
Actor, Singer
11 October 1948, Spanish

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
17 August 1863, American

Gottfried von CrammGottfried von Cramm
07 July 1909, German
Tennis player

Helen NearingHelen Nearing
23 February 1904, American

19 February 1957, Austrian
Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922, British
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist

Horace Smith-DorrienHorace Smith-Dorrien
26 May 1858, British
Autobiographer, Military personnel
Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew
07 May 1936, British
Composer, Music theorist, University teacher

Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
20 January 1855, French
Conductor, Composer, Pianist
Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
08 December 1861, French
Sculptor, Painter, Engraver
César ManriqueCésar Manrique
24 April 1919, Spanish
Painter, Architect, Sculptor