List of famous people who died in car accidents. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

30 November 2013

Glendale

American

Virgo

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

13 June 1928

23 May 2015

Bluefield

American

Gemini

James DeanJames Dean
(Actor)

08 February 1931

30 September 1955

Marion, Indiana, U.S

American

Aquarius

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
(Film actress)

12 November 1929

14 September 1982

Philadelphia

American

Scorpio

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
(Philosopher)

07 November 1913

04 January 1960

Dréan

Algerian,French

Scorpio

Jayne MansfieldJayne Mansfield

19 April 1933

29 June 1967

Bryn Mawr

American

Aries

Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
(Painter)

28 January 1912

11 August 1956

Cody

American

Aquarius

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

26 September 1937

Chattanooga

American

Aries

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

10 February 1962

27 September 1986

Castro Valley, California, United States

American

Aquarius

Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
(Ex-Lover of Princess Diana)

15 April 1955

31 August 1997

Alexandria, Egypt

Egyptian

Aries

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
(French Literary Theorist & Philosopher)

12 November 1915

25 March 1980

Cherbourg-Octeville

French

Scorpio

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
(Race car driver)

29 April 1951

18 February 2001

Kannapolis

American

Taurus

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
(Dancer & Choreographer)

27 May 1877

14 September 1927

San Francisco

American

Gemini

Steve AllenSteve Allen

26 December 1921

30 October 2000

New York City

American

Capricorn

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
(Singer)

07 December 1942

16 July 1981

Brooklyn, New York City

American

Sagittarius

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

24 October 1932

16 July 2012

Salt Lake City

American

Scorpio

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks
(Ice Hockey Coach, Player)

05 August 1937

11 August 2003

Saint Paul, MN, US

American

Leo

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

17 June 1871

26 June 1938

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

American

Gemini

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
(Author)

18 February 1909

13 April 1993

Lake Mills

American

Aquarius

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
(Politician)

27 November 1921

07 November 1992

Uhrovec

Czech,Slovak

Sagittarius

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

11 November 1885

21 December 1945

San Gabriel

American

Scorpio

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Autobiographer, Writer, Officer, Screenwriter, Translator, Castellologist)

16 August 1888

19 May 1935

Tremadog

British

Leo

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Rapper, Musician, Songwriter, Dancer, Pianist)

27 May 1971

25 April 2002

Philadelphia

American

Gemini

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

30 September 1947

16 September 1977

Stoke Newington

Libra

Jerry CollinsJerry Collins
(Rugby union player)

04 November 1980

05 June 2015

Apia

New Zealander

Scorpio

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

20 November 1946

29 October 1971

Nashville

American

Scorpio

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
(Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor)

25 January 1951

30 May 1975

Coos Bay

American

Aquarius

Tim HortonTim Horton
(Ice hockey player)

12 January 1930

21 February 1974

Cochrane

Canadian

Capricorn

Billy MartinBilly Martin
(Baseball player, Screenwriter)

16 May 1928

25 December 1989

Berkeley

American

Taurus

Cozy PowellCozy Powell
(Drummer)

29 December 1947

05 April 1998

Cirencester

British

Capricorn

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

28 December 1888

11 March 1931

Bielefeld

German

Capricorn

Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

30 April 1925

05 November 1960

Los Angeles

American

Taurus

Rich MullinsRich Mullins
(Singer, Musician, Composer)

21 October 1955

19 September 1997

Richmond

American

Libra

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

02 June 1930

08 July 1999

Philadelphia

American

Gemini

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
(Engineer, Computer scientist)

28 September 1925

05 October 1996

Chippewa Falls

American

Libra

Henri PaulHenri Paul

03 July 1956

31 August 1997

Lorient

French

Cancer

Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
(Politician, Businessperson)

26 January 1950

11 October 2008

Bad Goisern

Austrian

Aquarius

FalcoFalco
(Musician)

19 February 1957

06 February 1998

Vienna, Austria

Austrian

Aquarius

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
(Poet, Writer, University teacher)

22 March 1941

New York City

American

Aries

Jerry RubinJerry Rubin
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

14 July 1938

28 November 1994

Cincinnati

American

Cancer

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
(Musician)

04 April 1948

11 November 1972

Chicago

American

Aries

Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
(Guitarist, Musician)

31 December 1953

02 December 1997

Sacramento

American

Capricorn

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
(Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer)

02 April 1940

23 March 1981

Birmingham

British

Aries

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
(Historian, Writer, Journalist)

10 April 1934

23 April 2007

New York City

American

Aries

Oscar TaverasOscar Taveras
(Baseball player)

19 June 1992

26 October 2014

Puerto Plata

Dominican

Gemini

Astrid of SwedenAstrid of Sweden

17 November 1905

29 August 1935

Stockholm

Swedish

Scorpio

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
(Formula One driver)

10 April 1929

22 January 1959

Mexborough

British

Aries

Juscelino KubitschekJuscelino Kubitschek
(Physician, Politician)

12 September 1902

22 August 1976

Diamantina, Minas Gerais

Brazilian

Virgo

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
(Ice hockey player)

14 January 1948

27 August 1981

Moscow

Russian

Capricorn

Salvador SánchezSalvador Sánchez
(Boxer)

26 January 1959

12 August 1982

Mexico

Mexican

Aquarius

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
(Aviator, Officer)

20 March 1919

08 January 1983

Königsberg

German

Pisces

John Nash (Architect)John Nash (Architect)

18 January 1752

13 May 1835

London Borough of Lambeth

British

Capricorn

Philip Taylor KramerPhilip Taylor Kramer
(Programmer)

12 July 1952

12 February 1995

Youngstown

American

Cancer

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

25 May 1953

03 September 1989

Cernusco sul Naviglio

Italian

Gemini

Andrea de CesarisAndrea de Cesaris
(Racecar driver)

31 May 1959

05 October 2014

Rome

Italian

Gemini

Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
(Actor, Singer)

09 July 1943

18 August 1970

Seville

Spanish,Portuguese

Cancer

César ManriqueCésar Manrique
(Painter, Architect, Sculptor)

24 April 1919

25 September 1992

Arrecife

Spanish

Taurus

Aristide MaillolAristide Maillol
(Sculptor, Painter, Engraver)

08 December 1861

27 September 1944

Banyuls-sur-Mer

French

Sagittarius

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

12 July 1922

06 September 1956

Wheathampstead

British

Cancer

Ernest ChaussonErnest Chausson
(Conductor, Composer, Pianist)

20 January 1855

10 June 1899

Paris

French

Capricorn

Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
(Racecar driver)

30 October 1906

30 June 1966

Turin

Italian

Scorpio

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

19 December 1861

13 September 1928

Trieste

Sagittarius

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

20 October 1954

07 July 1983

Hong Kong

Libra

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

07 May 1936

13 December 1981

Winchcombe

British

Taurus

Gottfried von CrammGottfried von Cramm
(Tennis player)

07 July 1909

09 November 1976

Q1978697

German

Cancer

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

26 May 1858

12 August 1930

Berkhamsted

British

Gemini

Joey MarellaJoey Marella
(Official)

28 February 1963

04 July 1994

Willingboro Township, New Jersey

American

Pisces

Beatrice HsuBeatrice Hsu
(Actor, Television actor)

13 November 1978

28 January 2007

Taipei

Taiwanese

Scorpio

CeciliaCecilia
(singer)

11 October 1948

02 August 1976

Madrid

Spanish

Libra

John Nash (Painter)John Nash (Painter)

11 April 1893

23 September 1977

London

British

Aries

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