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

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
29 April 1951, American
Race car driver

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
13 June 1928, American

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971, Spanish, American

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
16 August 1888, British
Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955, Egyptian
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks
05 August 1937, American
Ice Hockey Coach, Player
Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American

Barack Obama Sr.Barack Obama Sr.
18 June 1936, Kenyan
Kenyan Official

Cliff BurtonCliff Burton
10 February 1962, American
Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band

Jules BianchiJules Bianchi
03 August 1989, French
F1 Driver

Thuy TrangThuy Trang
14 December 1973, American, Vietnamese
Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American

Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980, American
Race Car Driver

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877, American
Dancer & Choreographer

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
07 December 1942, American
Mary Jo KopechneMary Jo Kopechne
26 July 1940, American
Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy

Steve AllenSteve Allen
26 December 1921, American
Rasual ButlerRasual Butler
23 May 1979, American
Basketball Player

Steve PrefontaineSteve Prefontaine
25 January 1951, American
Long-distance Runner

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

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American

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

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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
Duane AllmanDuane Allman
20 November 1946, American
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Alicia NashAlicia Nash
01 January 1933, Salvadoran, American

Shankar NagShankar Nag
09 November 1953, Indian

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Billy MartinBilly Martin
16 May 1928, American
Baseball player, Screenwriter
Billy HerringtonBilly Herrington
14 July 1969, American

Byron AllenByron Allen
22 April 1961, American

Cozy PowellCozy Powell
29 December 1947, British

Henri PaulHenri Paul
03 July 1956, French

Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
30 April 1925, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
25 October 1973, American

Leah LaBelleLeah LaBelle
08 September 1986, American
Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
31 December 1953, American
Guitarist, Musician

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
10 April 1929, British
Formula One driver

Rich MullinsRich Mullins
21 October 1955, American
Singer, Musician, Composer
Laurie CunninghamLaurie Cunningham
08 March 1956, British
Football Player

Jerry RubinJerry Rubin
14 July 1938, American
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Porfirio RubirosaPorfirio Rubirosa
22 January 1909, Dominican

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

Salvador SánchezSalvador Sánchez
26 January 1959, Mexican

Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
04 April 1948, American

F. W. MurnauF. W. Murnau
28 December 1888, German
Film director
Eugene Merle ShoemakerEugene Merle Shoemaker
28 April 1928, American

Joey MarellaJoey Marella
28 February 1963, American

David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
02 April 1940, British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
14 January 1948, Russian
Ice hockey player

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
22 March 1941, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher
Astrid of SwedenAstrid of Sweden
17 November 1905, Swedish

Gaetano ScireaGaetano Scirea
25 May 1953, Italian
Association football player, Scout, Association

John Forbes Nash, Jr.John Forbes Nash, Jr.
13 June 1928, American
Emile CzajaEmile Czaja
15 July 1909, Australian, Hungarian, Indian

Juscelino KubitschekJuscelino Kubitschek
12 September 1902, Brazilian
Physician, Politician
Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
20 March 1919, German
Aviator, Officer

Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
26 January 1950, Austrian
Politician, Businessperson

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
28 September 1925, American
Engineer, Computer scientist
Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
30 October 1906, Italian
Racecar driver

Andrea de CesarisAndrea de Cesaris
31 May 1959, Italian
Racecar driver
Kazimierz DeynaKazimierz Deyna
23 October 1947, Polish

Moshoeshoe II of LesothoMoshoeshoe II of Lesotho
02 May 1938, Mosotho

Philip Taylor KramerPhilip Taylor Kramer
12 July 1952, American

Gene Stratton-PorterGene Stratton-Porter
17 August 1863, American
Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
09 July 1943, Spanish, Portuguese
Actor, Singer
Jerry CollinsJerry Collins
04 November 1980, New Zealander
Rugby union player

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

11 October 1948, Spanish

Carl HubbellCarl Hubbell
22 June 1903, American
Baseball Player
César ManriqueCésar Manrique
24 April 1919, Spanish
Painter, Architect, Sculptor

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

Oscar TaverasOscar Taveras
19 June 1992, Dominican
Baseball player

Helen NearingHelen Nearing
23 February 1904, American

19 February 1957, Austrian
Gottfried von CrammGottfried von Cramm
07 July 1909, German
Tennis player

Horace Smith-DorrienHorace Smith-Dorrien
26 May 1858, British
Autobiographer, Military personnel
Michael VentrisMichael Ventris
12 July 1922, British
Linguist, Architect, Historian, Archaeologist

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