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
(Actor)

12 September 1973

American

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)

13 June 1928

American

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

American

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
(Film actress)

12 November 1929

American

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield

19 April 1933

American

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
(Actress)

07 December 1972

American

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
(Rapper)

27 May 1971

Spanish,American

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
(Ex-Lover of Princess Diana)

15 April 1955

Egyptian

Mary Jo KopechneMary Jo Kopechne
(Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy)

26 July 1940

American

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
(Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.)

10 February 1962

American

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
(Archaeologist)

16 August 1888

British

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

American

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
(Philosopher)

07 November 1913

Algerian,French

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

29 April 1951

American

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
(Dancer & Choreographer)

27 May 1877

American

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
(Singer)

07 December 1942

American

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
(Long-distance Runner)

25 January 1951

American

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

American

Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
(Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People")

24 October 1932

American

Steve AllenSteve Allen

26 December 1921

American

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
(French Literary Theorist & Philosopher)

12 November 1915

French

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
(Singer, songwriter)

08 July 1992

Mexican

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)

05 August 1937

American

Brandon BurlsworthBrandon Burlsworth
(American Football Player)

20 September 1976

American

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
(Educator, Lawyer, Diplomat, Songwriter, Writer, Anthropologist, Poet and Activist)

17 June 1871

American

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
(Author)

18 February 1909

American

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
(Politician)

27 November 1921

Czech,Slovak

George S. PattonGeorge S. Patton
(Autobiographer, Officer)

11 November 1885

American

Marc BolanMarc Bolan
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

30 September 1947

Duane AllmanDuane Allman
(Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter)

20 November 1946

American

Tim HortonTim Horton
(Ice hockey player)

12 January 1930

Canadian

Billy MartinBilly Martin
(Baseball player, Screenwriter)

16 May 1928

American

Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

30 April 1925

American

Cozy PowellCozy Powell
(Drummer)

29 December 1947

British

Henri PaulHenri Paul

03 July 1956

French

Pete ConradPete Conrad
(Officer, Astronaut, Aviator, Racecar driver)

02 June 1930

American

Rich MullinsRich Mullins
(Singer, Musician, Composer)

21 October 1955

American

F. W. MurnauF. W. Murnau
(Film director, Screenwriter)

28 December 1888

German

Jerry RubinJerry Rubin
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

14 July 1938

American

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
(Formula One driver)

10 April 1929

British

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
(Musician)

04 April 1948

American

Salvador SánchezSalvador Sánchez
(Boxer)

26 January 1959

Mexican

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
(Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer)

02 April 1940

British

Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
(Racecar driver)

30 October 1906

Italian

Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
(Politician, Businessperson)

26 January 1950

Austrian

Astrid of SwedenAstrid of Sweden

17 November 1905

Swedish

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
(Historian, Writer, Journalist)

10 April 1934

American

Juscelino KubitschekJuscelino Kubitschek
(Physician, Politician)

12 September 1902

Brazilian

Gaetano ScireaGaetano Scirea
(Association football player, Scout, Association football manager)

25 May 1953

Italian

Oscar TaverasOscar Taveras
(Baseball player)

19 June 1992

Dominican

Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
(Guitarist, Musician)

31 December 1953

American

Joey MarellaJoey Marella
(Official)

28 February 1963

American

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
(Poet, Writer, University teacher)

22 March 1941

American

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
(Engineer, Computer scientist)

28 September 1925

American

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(Aviator, Officer)

20 March 1919

German

César ManriqueCésar Manrique
(Painter, Architect, Sculptor)

24 April 1919

Spanish

Andrea de CesarisAndrea de Cesaris
(Racecar driver)

31 May 1959

Italian

Alexander Fu ShengAlexander Fu Sheng
(Actor, Film actor, Karateka)

20 October 1954

FalcoFalco
(Musician)

19 February 1957

Austrian

Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
(Actor, Singer)

09 July 1943

Spanish,Portuguese

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
(Ice hockey player)

14 January 1948

Russian

CeciliaCecilia
(singer)

11 October 1948

Spanish

Gottfried von CrammGottfried von Cramm
(Tennis player)

07 July 1909

German

Italo SvevoItalo Svevo
(Writer, Playwright, Translator, Businessperson, Novelist)

19 December 1861

Italian

Philip Taylor KramerPhilip Taylor Kramer
(Programmer)

12 July 1952

American

Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
(Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist)

12 July 1922

British

Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
(Conductor, Composer, Pianist)

20 January 1855

French

Horace Smith-DorrienHorace Smith-Dorrien
(Autobiographer, Military personnel)

26 May 1858

British

Jerry CollinsJerry Collins
(Rugby union player)

04 November 1980

New Zealander

Beatrice HsuBeatrice Hsu
(Actor, Television actor)

13 November 1978

Taiwanese

Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
(Sculptor, Painter, Engraver)

08 December 1861

French

Cornelius CardewCornelius Cardew
(Composer, Music theorist, University teacher)

07 May 1936

British

John Nash (Architect)John Nash (Architect)

18 January 1752

British

John Nash (Painter)John Nash (Painter)

11 April 1893

British