20th century car accidents that claimed the lives of celebrities (9 pictures)

Celebrities who have died in car crashes bring about a lot of media attention. Fans are shocked to learn their favorite celebrity has died in such a horrible way. Some may even try to imagine what it was like for their favorite celebrity in their final moments and look for all available information concerning the accident, which isn’t hard to do these days.

With over 43,000 Americans dying in car accidents each year – and close to a million world-wide – it’s inevitable that occasionally someone well known would “buy the farm” from behind the wheel (or as a passenger) in an automobile.

The curious thing about such a demise is that in by dying such a sudden and tragic way, the person can often achieve a degree of fame in death they would never have acquired in life had they lived (Jayne Mansfield being a prime example). via


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