Famous People Who Died In Car Accidents

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.

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 1 Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly.
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: September 14, 1982
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Forbes Nash Jr..
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015
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 3 T. E. Lawrence

T. E. Lawrence.
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: August 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tremadog, Wales
Died: May 19, 1935
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock.
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cody
Died: August 11, 1956

 5 Dale Earnhardt

Dale Earnhardt.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: April 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 18, 2001
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 Paul Walker

Paul Walker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30, 2013
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 7 Albert Camus

Albert Camus.
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Famous As: Philosopher & Novelist
Birthdate: November 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Drean, Algeria
Died: January 4, 1960
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Lisa Lopes

Lisa Lopes.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: April 25, 2002
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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 9 Samuel Burl Kinison

Samuel Burl  Kinison
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Died: April 10, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan.
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer & Choreographer
Birthdate: May 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 14, 1927

 11 Jennifer Syme

Jennifer Syme.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pico Rivera, California
Died: April 2, 2001

 12 Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: September 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16, 1977
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Duane Allman

Duane Allman
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville
Died: October 29, 1971

 14 Barack Obama Sr.

Barack Obama Sr..
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Kenyan Official
Birthdate: June 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rachuonyo District, Nyang'oma Kogelo
Died: November 24, 1982

 15 Brandon Burlsworth

Brandon Burlsworth.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrison, Arkansas
Died: April 28, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn
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Famous As: Stunt Performer
Birthdate: June 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Medina, Ohio, USA
Died: June 20, 2011
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Bass Guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
Birthdate: February 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Died: September 27, 1986

 18 Jules Bianchi

Jules Bianchi.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: F1 Driver
Birthdate: August 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nice
Died: July 17, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chattanooga
Died: September 26, 1937
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes.
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Famous As: French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-Octeville
Died: March 25, 1980

 21 Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City
Died: July 16, 1981

 22 Thuy Trang

Thuy Trang.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saigon
Died: September 3, 2001
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 23 Jessi Combs

Jessi Combs.
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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 Tim Horton

Tim Horton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cochrane
Died: February 21, 1974
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 25 Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Long-distance Runner
Birthdate: January 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coos Bay
Died: May 30, 1975
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 Mary Jo Kopechne

Mary Jo Kopechne.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Political Campaign Specialist of Robert F. Kennedy
Birthdate: July 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: July 18, 1969

 27 Cozy Powell

Cozy Powell
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cirencester
Died: April 5, 1998

 28 Junkyard Dog

Junkyard Dog
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: December 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wadesboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 1, 1998
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 29 Herb Brooks

Herb Brooks.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Ice Hockey Coach, Player
Birthdate: August 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN, US
Died: August 11, 2003

 30 Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Salt Lake City
Died: July 16, 2012

 31 Billy Herrington

Billy Herrington
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Models
Birthdate: July 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
Died: March 2, 2018

 32 Steve Allen

Steve Allen.
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Birthdate: December 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 30, 2000

 33 Ariel Camacho

Ariel Camacho.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, songwriter
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guamuchil, Sinaloa
Died: February 25, 2015

 34 Lamont Bentley

Lamont Bentley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: January 19, 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 35 Rasual Butler

Rasual Butler.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: May 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 31, 2018
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 36 Jerry Rubin

Jerry Rubin
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Listed In:
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Birthdate: July 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Died: November 28, 1994

 37 Justin Strzelczyk

Justin Strzelczyk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Seneca, New York, United States
Died: September 30, 2004
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 38 James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida
Died: June 26, 1938

 39 F. W. Murnau

F. W. Murnau
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: December 28, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
Died: March 11, 1931
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)

 40 Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Birthdate: April 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31, 1997

 41 Cheryl Araujo

Cheryl Araujo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Gang Rape Victim
Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 14, 1986

 42 Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey
Died: January 13, 1962

 43 Seymour Cray

Seymour Cray
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chippewa Falls
Died: October 5, 1996

 44 Giuseppe Farina

Giuseppe Farina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: October 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: June 30, 1966

 45 Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Aviator, Racecar driver
Birthdate: June 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: July 8, 1999
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 David Halberstam

David Halberstam
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Famous As: Historian, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: April 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: April 23, 2007

 47 Johnny Horton

Johnny Horton
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: April 30, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: November 5, 1960

 48 Berry Oakley

Berry Oakley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 11, 1972

 49 Alexander Dubcek

Alexander Dubcek.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uhrovec
Died: November 7, 1992

 50 Byron Allen

Byron Allen
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA