In Septemberactor James Dean was driving his brand-new Porsche Spyder to an auto rally in Salinas, California, when he was involved in a head-on collision with a Ford Tudor. James Dean, only 24 years old, died in the crash. Although already famous for his role in "East of Eden," his death and the release of "Rebel Without a Cause" caused James Dean to soar to cult status.
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A number of famous faces have been the driving force behind deadly car wrecks, but for many, their careers never took a hit. On Thursday, Venus Williams was revealed to be responsible for the death of a year-old man after her SUV darted into an intersection and was T-boned by the car he was riding in. The accident shines a light on the surprisingly long list of celebrities, athletes and politicians whose decisions behind the wheel have resulted in death, be it that of a stranger or close friend.
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Anton Yelchina charismatic rising star best known for playing Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek films, has died at the age of He was killed in a car accident early on Sunday morning, his publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed. They then discovered the actor in his driveway at around 1am.
Dean had previously competed in several auto racing events, and was traveling to a sports car racing competition when his car crashed at the junction of California State Route 46 former and California State Route He was 24 years old. He finished first overall in Saturday's novice class, and second overall in the Sunday main event.
Newser — Ranker lists 28 celebrities who've been in bad car crashes—and in eight of those cases, someone other than the star was killed: Caitlyn Jenner: Jenner, who was Bruce Jenner at the time, was involved in a California crash in which another driver died. Jenner wasn't charged with any crime, but the victim's family is suing her. Rebecca Gayheart: The actress hit a 3rd-grade boy in ; some witnesses say she was speeding at the time.
He was Bentley was traveling alone on the Freeway near Simi Valley shortly after midnight when he headed for the Rocky Peak Fire Road offramp at a high speed, witnesses told authorities. His Mercedes-Benz ran through a stop sign, tore through a chain-link fence across the street, and rolled down an embankment, where he was thrown from the car into freeway traffic.