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'Mythbusters' Former Host Jessi Combs Dead At 39

Jessi Combs, 39, was a TV host and professional racer.

Combs hosted Mythbusters during its seventh season in 2009.

She was killed in a jet car crash in the U.S. attempting to break the land speed record.

Chip Foose and co-hosts Jessi Combs and Chris Jacobs speak at the 'Overhaulin' discussion panel during in 2012. Photo: Getty

In her second last post on Instagram Combs is seen walking towards the jet.

"It may seem a little crazy to walk directly into the line of fire... those who are willing, are those who achieve great things. . People say I’m crazy. I say thank you ;)" she wrote alongside the picture.

Combs was attempting to break the land speed record. Team member Terry Madden was first on the scene of the accident according to a since-deleted Instagram post.

“She was the most amazing spirit that I have ever or will ever know. Unfortunately we lost her yesterday in a horrific accident, I was the first one there and trust me we did everything humanly possible to save her!!" he wrote.

Former Mythbusters co-host paid tribute to Combs on Twitter.