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.
Dodi FayedDodi Fayed
15 April 1955, Egyptian
Ex-Lover of Princess Diana
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
12 September 1973, American
Actor

Grace KellyGrace Kelly
12 November 1929, American
Film actress

Jennifer SymeJennifer Syme
07 December 1972, American
Actress

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

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
15 April 1894, American
Singer
Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971, Spanish, American
Rapper

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
Philosopher

Brandon BurlsworthBrandon Burlsworth
20 September 1976, American
American Football Player
Jules BianchiJules Bianchi
03 August 1989, French
F1 Driver

T. E. LawrenceT. E. Lawrence
16 August 1888, British
Archaeologist
Jackson PollockJackson Pollock
28 January 1912, American
Painter

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

Dale EarnhardtDale Earnhardt
29 April 1951, American
Race car driver

Thuy TrangThuy Trang
14 December 1973, American, Vietnamese
Actress

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
07 December 1942, American
Singer
Jessi CombsJessi Combs
27 July 1980, American
Race Car Driver

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan
27 May 1877, American
Dancer & Choreographer

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

Steve AllenSteve Allen
26 December 1921, American
 
Corey La BarrieCorey La Barrie
10 May 1995, Australian
YouTuber

Roland BarthesRoland Barthes
12 November 1915, French
French Literary Theorist & Philosopher
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

Herb BrooksHerb Brooks
05 August 1937, American
Ice Hockey Coach, Player
Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs
23 January 1919, American
Comedian

Ariel CamachoAriel Camacho
08 July 1992, Mexican
Singer, songwriter
Rasual ButlerRasual Butler
23 May 1979, American
Basketball Player

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author

Alexander DubcekAlexander Dubcek
27 November 1921, Czech, Slovak
Politician
Françoise DorléacFrançoise Dorléac
21 March 1942, French
Actress

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John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
13 June 1928, American
Mathematician
Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Author

Lebo MathosaLebo Mathosa
16 July 1977, South African
Singer

Jerry RubinJerry Rubin
14 July 1938, American
Entrepreneur, Businessperson

John Forbes Nash, Jr.John Forbes Nash, Jr.
13 June 1928, American
Mathematician
Marc BolanMarc Bolan
30 September 1947
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Ryan DunnRyan Dunn
11 June 1977, American
Stunt Performer

Samuel Burl  KinisonSamuel Burl Kinison
08 December 1953, American
Comedian

Alicia NashAlicia Nash
01 January 1933, Salvadoran, American
Physicist

Lamont BentleyLamont Bentley
25 October 1973, American
Actor
Duane AllmanDuane Allman
20 November 1946, American
Guitarist, Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Desmond Wilkinson LlewelynDesmond Wilkinson Llewelyn
12 September 1914, Welsh
Actor

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

FalcoFalco
19 February 1957, Austrian
Musician

Shankar NagShankar Nag
09 November 1953, Indian
Actor
Leah LaBelleLeah LaBelle
08 September 1986, American
Singer

Laurie CunninghamLaurie Cunningham
08 March 1956, British
Football Player
Cozy PowellCozy Powell
29 December 1947, British
Drummer

Billy HerringtonBilly Herrington
14 July 1969, American
Models

Tim HortonTim Horton
12 January 1930, Canadian
Ice hockey player
Johnny HortonJohnny Horton
30 April 1925, American
Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Junkyard DogJunkyard Dog
13 December 1952, American
Wrestler
Byron AllenByron Allen
22 April 1961, American
Comedian

Cheryl AraujoCheryl Araujo
28 March 1961, American
Gang Rape Victim

Mike HawthornMike Hawthorn
10 April 1929, British
Racing Driver

Rich MullinsRich Mullins
21 October 1955, American
Singer, Musician, Composer

Astrid of SwedenAstrid of Sweden
17 November 1905, Swedish
 
Porfirio RubirosaPorfirio Rubirosa
22 January 1909, Dominican
Diplomat

Salvador SánchezSalvador Sánchez
26 January 1959, Mexican
Boxer

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

Carlos MonzonCarlos Monzon
07 August 1942, Argentinian
Boxer
Berry OakleyBerry Oakley
04 April 1948, American
Musician

Abdul Basit 'Abd us-SamadAbdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad
1927 AD, Egyptian
Qāriʾ
Justin StrzelczykJustin Strzelczyk
18 August 1968, American
American football player

Jerry CollinsJerry Collins
04 November 1980, New Zealander
Rugby union player

Gaetano ScireaGaetano Scirea
25 May 1953, Italian
Association football player, Scout, Association
Jörg HaiderJörg Haider
26 January 1950, Austrian
Politician, Businessperson

Mike HailwoodMike Hailwood
02 April 1940, British
Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer
David HalberstamDavid Halberstam
10 April 1934, American
Historian, Writer, Journalist

Joey MarellaJoey Marella
28 February 1963, American
Official

John Nash (Architect)John Nash (Architect)
18 January 1752, British
 
Billy CollinsBilly Collins
22 March 1941, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
28 September 1925, American
Engineer, Computer scientist
Michael HedgesMichael Hedges
31 December 1953, American
Guitarist, Musician

Gerhard BarkhornGerhard Barkhorn
20 March 1919, German
Aviator, Officer

Eugene Merle ShoemakerEugene Merle Shoemaker
28 April 1928, American
Geologist

Juscelino KubitschekJuscelino Kubitschek
12 September 1902, Brazilian
Physician, Politician
Andrea de CesarisAndrea de Cesaris
31 May 1959, Italian
Racecar driver
Stefan BellofStefan Bellof
20 November 1957, German
Racing driver

Giuseppe FarinaGiuseppe Farina
30 October 1906, Italian
Racecar driver

Valeri KharlamovValeri Kharlamov
14 January 1948, Russian
Ice hockey player

Philip Taylor KramerPhilip Taylor Kramer
12 July 1952, American
Programmer
Soledad MirandaSoledad Miranda
09 July 1943, Spanish, Portuguese
Actor, Singer

Kazimierz DeynaKazimierz Deyna
23 October 1947, Polish
Footballer

Oscar TaverasOscar Taveras
19 June 1992, Dominican
Baseball player

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

Rolf WutherichRolf Wutherich
05 August 1927, German
Pilot
Alexander Fu ShengAlexander Fu Sheng
20 October 1954
Actor, Film actor, Karateka

Moshoeshoe II of LesothoMoshoeshoe II of Lesotho
02 May 1938, Mosotho
King
Carl HubbellCarl Hubbell
22 June 1903, American
Baseball Player

Michael KellyMichael Kelly
17 March 1957, American
Journalist
Billy WalkerBilly Walker
14 January 1929, American
Singer
CeciliaCecilia
11 October 1948, Spanish
singer