List of people who died in road accidents
This is a list of notable people who have been killed in road accidents. This list does not include those who were killed competing on closed road events whether in motorsport or in competitive cycling events.

n.b: Passengers of a vehicle are indicated in italics on the "mode of transport field".


Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
1975 2007 Japanese Motorcycle racer Scooter Yamaha XP 500 TMAX
Yamaha TMAX
The Yamaha XP 500 TMAX is a scooter manufactured by the Yamaha Motor Company. It was introduced in Europe in 2001 with the second generation TMAX being released in 2008. The second generation TMAX was also released into the USA market for the 2009 model year....

Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Kawasaki, Kanagawa
is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, between Tokyo and Yokohama. It is the 9th most populated city in Japan and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area....

, Japan
Collision with a lorry, who made an illegal u-turn in front of him, when he was riding his motorcycle.
1930 1989 British Mathematician Car
1915 1958 Nigerian Politician Car
1986 2009 American Baseball pitcher Car Mitsubishi Eclipse
Mitsubishi Eclipse
The Mitsubishi Eclipse was a coupe that was in production since 1989 for left hand drive traffic markets. According to Mitsubishi, the car was named after an 18th century English racehorse which won 26 races, and has also been sold as the Eagle Talon and the Plymouth Laser captive imports through...

Fullerton, California
Fullerton, California
Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County, California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 135,161.It was founded in 1887 by George and Edward Amerige and named for George H. Fullerton, who secured the land on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway...

A drunk driver ran a red light in his Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna is a family minivan currently manufactured by Toyota at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, Indiana, United States for the North American market. It replaced the first-generation Previa van in 1997 with a more conventional front wheel drive layout and shares a heavily...

 minivan and hit the car in which Adenhart was a passenger, driving it into a light pole. Of the three other people in the car, the driver and one passenger died, and the other passenger survived an internal decapitation
Internal decapitation
Internal decapitation, atlanto-occipital dislocation, or orthopedic decapitation describes the rare medical condition in which the skull separates from the spinal column during severe head injury...

. The drunk driver escaped on foot, but was quickly apprehended; he has since been convicted of three counts of second-degree murder.
1954 1988 American Professional wrestler Car Two other passengers in the vehicle he was riding — professional wrestlers Pat Kelly (Victor Arko) and Dave McKigney — died in the same accident, caused when the driver, Mike Kelly (William Arko), struck a moose on a highway near Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador
Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador
Lewisporte is a town in central Newfoundland Island, Canada, with a population of 3,312. It is situated in a bay close to the mouth of the Exploits River. Lewisporte has an excellent port and related facilities that serve the many communities along Notre Dame Bay. Gander and its international...

, Canada. It then spun into a tree at over 80 km/h.
1921 2000 American Actor, songwriter, author Car Encino, California Died from a heart attack that was found to have resulted from a condition known as pericardial effusion
Pericardial effusion
Pericardial effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Because of the limited amount of space in the pericardial cavity, fluid accumulation will lead to an increased intrapericardial pressure and this can negatively affect heart function...

. The accident caused a blood vessel in his chest to leak blood into the sac surrounding his heart. His death occurred several hours after the accident, from which he suffered no immediately apparent injuries.
1946 1971 American Guitarist Motorcycle Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson , often abbreviated H-D or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression...

Macon, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Macon is a city located in central Georgia, US. Founded at the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, it is part of the Macon metropolitan area, and the county seat of Bibb County. A small portion of the city extends into Jones County. Macon is the biggest city in central Georgia...

Allman lost control of his motorcycle when he tried to avoid an oncoming truck that unexpectedly stopped in the middle of an intersection while turning left in front of him. He was thrown from the motorcycle, which landed on him and skidded with him under it, resulting in fatal internal injuries.
1938 1980 Russian Writer Car Near Guadalajara, Spain
Guadalajara, Spain
Guadalajara is a city and municipality in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain, and in the natural region of La Alcarria. It is the capital of the province of Guadalajara. It is located roughly 60 km northeast of Madrid on the Henares River, and has a population of 83,789...

Amalrik swerved out of his lane on a wet road and hit an oncoming truck. A piece of metal, most likely from the steering column, embedded in his throat, instantly killing him. His wife and the two other passengers in his car suffered only minor injuries.
1966 1992 American football player Stationary Thibodaux, Louisiana
Thibodaux, Louisiana
Thibodaux is a small city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. The population was 14,431 at the 2000 census. Thibodaux is a principal city of the Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux...

Andolsek was working in the front yard of his home when a semi-trailer truck
Semi-trailer truck
A semi-trailer truck, also known as a semi, tractor-trailer, or articulated truck or articulated lorry, is an articulated vehicle consisting of a towing engine , and a semi-trailer A semi-trailer truck, also known as a semi, tractor-trailer, or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) articulated truck...

 ran off the highway and hit him.
1916 1963 Country music singer Car Madison, Tennessee
Madison, Tennessee
Madison, Tennessee is a neighborhood in northeast Nashville, Tennessee in the United States. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County....

Died in crash en route to funeral for Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline , born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Gore, Virginia, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s...

1967 2006 American adult movie actress Car
1920 1966 Mexican bullfighter Car
1955 1981 Canadian ice hockey player Car
1943 1971 Bulgarian footballer Car
1959 1994 son and heir of president of Syria
Syria , officially the Syrian Arab Republic , is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest....

Astrid of Sweden
Astrid of Sweden
Astrid of Sweden was Queen of the Belgians as the wife of King Leopold III.-Early life:Princess Astrid of Sweden was born in Stockholm on 17 November 1905...

1905 1935 Queen of the Belgians Automobile
1926 1979 Irish motorcycle racer motorcycle
1936 2000 French actress Automobile
1970 2003 Estonian cyclist Bicycle


Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Christian Bakkerud
Christian Bakkerud
Christian Bakkerud was a Danish racing driver, who competed in the 2007 and 2008 GP2 Series seasons, albeit hindered by a recurrent back injury...

1984 2011 Danish Retired racing driver Car Audi RS6
Audi RS6
The Audi RS6 quattro, commonly referred to as the RS6, is the highest performing version, and top-of-the-line specification of the Audi A6, positioned above the Audi S6...

Putney Heath near Wimbledon Common Investigations ongoing
Harry Bamford
Harry Bamford
Henry Charles "Harry" Bamford was a professional footballer, who played for Bristol Rovers for his entire professional career...

1920 1958 England Footballer Motorcycle Bristol
Bristol is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 for the unitary authority in 2009, and a surrounding Larger Urban Zone with an estimated 1,070,000 residents in 2007...

Collided with a car
Maurice Banach
Maurice Banach
Maurice "Mucki" Banach was a German footballer.-Biography:Banach was the son of a German seaman and an American GI, and rose to become one of the most hopeful talents in 1980s German football....

1967 1991 German Footballer Car
Ian Bannen
Ian Bannen
Ian Bannen was a Scottish character actor and occasional leading man.-Early life and career:Bannen was born in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, the son of Clare and John James Bannen, a lawyer. Bannen served in the British Army after attending St Aloysius' College, Glasgow and Ratcliffe College,...

1928 1999 Scottish Actor Car
Gerhard Barkhorn
Gerhard Barkhorn
Lieutenant-General Gerhard "Gerd" Barkhorn , was the second most successful fighter ace of all time after fellow Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann...

1919 1983 German World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace Car
Roland Barthes
Roland Barthes
Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, anthropology and...

1915 1980 French Philosopher Pedestrian
Jeff Batters
Jeff Batters
Jeffrey William Batters was a professional ice hockey defenceman who played 16 games in the National Hockey League in two seasons with the St. Louis Blues, from 1993 until 1995. Also played for the Kansas City Blades in the IHL.Batters died in the summer of 1996 from injuries sustained in a car...

1970 1996 American Ice hockey player Car
Chris Bell
Chris Bell (musician)
Christopher Branford "Chris" Bell was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist born in Memphis, Tennessee. Along with Alex Chilton, he led the power pop band Big Star, which recorded albums during the early 1970s...

1951 1978 American Big Star musician Car Triumph TR7
Triumph TR7
The Triumph TR7 is a sports car manufactured from September 1974 to October 1981 by the Triumph Motor Company in the United Kingdom. It was initially produced at the Speke, Liverpool factory, moving to Canley, Coventry in 1978 and then finally to the Rover plant in Solihull in 1980...

Brad Beckman
Brad Beckman
Bradley Scott Beckman was an American football tight end in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1988 NFL Draft. Beckman was killed in an...

1964 1989 American football player Car
Lamont Bentley
Lamont Bentley
Lamont Bentley was an American actor and rapper. He was known for his role as Hakeem Campbell on Moesha and the series' spin-off The Parkers.-Career:...

1973 2005 American Actor Car
Liz Birt 1956 2005 American Corporate, tax and health care attorney and lobbyist. Automobile
J. Stuart Blackton
J. Stuart Blackton
James Stuart Blackton , usually known as J. Stuart Blackton, was an Anglo-American film producer of the Silent Era, the founder of Vitagraph Studios and among the first filmmakers to use the techniques of stop-motion and drawn animation...

1875 1941 American Film producer
Bill Boaks
Bill Boaks
Lieutenant Commander William George Boaks DSC was a British Royal Navy officer who became an eccentric political campaigner for road safety. He died at the age of 81 as a result of a road traffic accident...

1904 1986 British Political campaigner for road safety Bus Whilst exiting a bus
Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and poet. He is best known as the founder, frontman, lead singer & guitarist for T. Rex, but also a successful solo artist...

1947 1977 British T.Rex musician Automobile Mini
The Mini is a small car that was made by the British Motor Corporation and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout influenced a generation of car-makers...

Driver was girlfriend Gloria Jones
Gloria Jones
Gloria Richetta Jones is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. She recorded the 1964 northern soul song, "Tainted Love", later a hit for the British synth-pop duo, Soft Cell. She was the girlfriend of glam rock artist Marc Bolan of the band T...

D. Boon
D. Boon
d. Boon born Dennes Dale Boon, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Active between 1978, when he joined The Reactionaries, and 1985, when he was killed in a van accident, Boon was best known as the guitarist and vocalist of the Californian punk rock trio Minutemen.-Youth:Dennes Boon...

1958 1985 American The Minutemen musician Van Was sleeping on the van when it crashed
Luc Bourdon
Luc Bourdon
Luc Bourdon was a Canadian professional Ice Hockey Defenceman who played for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, from 2006 until 2008...

1987 2008 Canadian Ice hockey player Motorcycle Suzuki GSX-R1000
Suzuki GSX-R1000
The GSX-R1000 is a sport bike from Suzuki's GSX-R series of motorcycles. It was introduced in 2001 to replace the GSX-R1100 and is powered by a liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder, four-stroke engine.-2001:...

Lamèque, New Brunswick
Lamèque, New Brunswick
Lamèque is a Canadian town in Gloucester County, New Brunswick.A Francophone community, it is situated on Lamèque Island, off the northeastern tip of the Acadian Peninsula...

Peter "Possum" Bourne 1956 2003 New Zealand Rally driver Car Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is an all-wheel drive crossover wagon manufactured since 1997 by Fuji Heavy Industries and sold under the Subaru brand...

Race to the Sky
Race to the Sky
The Silverstone Race to the Sky is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the summit of a mountain. The race has been held every year since 1998 on two days over the Easter weekend...

 track, Cardrona
Cardrona, New Zealand
Cardrona is the name of a locality, skifield and beer in New Zealand. Established as a gold rush township in the 1860s on the banks of the small river of the same name, it is known for its distinctive hotel of gold rush vintage which is on the opposite side of the river to the original township of...

, New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

During course inspection, Bourne collided head on with a competitor's Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
The Jeep Cherokee is a unibody compact SUV. It shared the name of the original full-size SJ model, but without a body-on-frame chassis, it set the stage for the modern SUV. Its innovative appearance and sales popularity spawned important imitators as other automakers began to notice that this...

 who was later charged for dangerous driving
Dennis Brain
Dennis Brain
Dennis Brain was a British virtuoso horn player and was largely credited for popularizing the horn as a solo classical instrument with the post-war British public...

1921 1957 British Horn virtuoso Car Triumph TR2
Triumph TR2
The Triumph TR2 is a sports car which was produced by the Standard Motor Company in the United Kingdom between 1953 and 1955, during which time 8,636 cars were produced....

Jaime Bravo
Jaime Bravo
Jaime Bravo was a Mexican matador during the 1950s and 1960s. Bravo was known for death defying style and numerous relationships with women and Hollywood starlets.-Early life:...

1932 1970 Mexican Matador Automobile
Nino Bravo
Nino Bravo
Luis Manuel Ferri Llopis , better known by his stage name Nino Bravo, was a Spanish pop singer.-Early life:...

1944 1973 Spanish Singer and songwriter Car BMW 2800
BMW New Six
The BMW New Six is a line of six-cylinder luxury cars produced by the German automaker BMW from 1968 to 1977. The series was introduced as a response to the Mercedes-Benz-dominated large luxury car class and was very important in establishing BMW's reputation as a maker of sporting, luxury sedans....

Villarrubio is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2004 census , the municipality has a population of 254 inhabitants....

, Cuenca
Gianni Brera
Gianni Brera
Giovanni Luigi "Gianni" Brera was an Italian sports journalist and novelist.-Biography:Brera was born in San Zenone al Po, near Pavia, the son of Carlo, a tailor, and Marietta Ghisoni...

1919 1992 Italian sports journalist and novelist Car
Michel Brière
Michel Briere
Michel Edouard Brière was an NHL hockey player whose life and career was cut short due to an automobile accident in 1970.-Playing career:...

1949 1971 Canadian NHL player Car Mercury Cougar Quebec Route 117
Quebec route 117
Route 117 is a provincial highway within the Canadian province of Quebec, running between Montreal and the Quebec/Ontario border where it continues as Highway 66 east of Kearns, Ontario...

, Val-d'Or
Crashed his car on May 15, 1970 and was ejected, suffering major head trauma. Died 11 months after the accident without regaining consciousness.
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann was an important poet of German Pop-Literatur. He also wrote Keiner weiß mehr , a novel of modern family life. His early writing was inspired by Gottfried Benn and the French nouveau roman...

1940 1975 German Poet
Gladys Brockwell
Gladys Brockwell
Gladys Brockwell was an American actress whose career began during the silent film era.-Early life:Born Gladys Lindeman in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of a chorus girl who put her on stage at a very early age. By the time she reached her middle teens, she was already a veteran and...

1893 1929 American Actress Automobile
Herb Brooks
Herb Brooks
Herbert Paul Brooks, Jr. was an American ice hockey player and coach. He notably coached the United States' men's hockey team to a 4-3 upset of the heavily favored Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York on February 22, 1980...

1937 2003 American Ice hockey coach, most notably of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team
Miracle on Ice
The "Miracle on Ice" is the name in American popular culture for a medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22...

Car Interstate 35
Interstate 35
Interstate 35 is a north–south Interstate Highway in the central United States. I-35 stretches from Laredo, Texas, on the U.S.-Mexico border to Duluth, Minnesota, at Minnesota Highway 61 and 26th Avenue East. Many interstates used to have splits or spurs indicated with suffixed letters , but I-35...

 in Washington County, Minnesota
Washington County, Minnesota
Washington County is a county established in 1849 in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 238,136. Its county seat is Stillwater.-History:...

Believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Was not wearing a seat belt.
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown , aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings...

1930 1956 Jazz musician Automobile
Jerome Brown 1965 1992 American American football player Car Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Brooksville, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Brooksville is an incorporated city in Hernando County, Florida, in the United States. It is the county seat of Hernando County. It is a suburban city included in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

Lost control of his car at high speed and hit a power pole. His nephew, a passenger in the car, was also killed.
Jean Bugatti
Jean Bugatti
Jean Bugatti was an French/Italian automotive designer and test engineer.Born Gianoberto Maria Carlo Bugatti in Cologne, Germany, he was the eldest son of Ettore Bugatti. Soon after his birth the family moved to the village of Dorlisheim near Molsheim in Alsace where his father built the new...

1909 1939 French Automotive designer Car Bugatti Type 57S Tank
Brandon Burlsworth
Brandon burlsworth
Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 1996-1998...

1976 1999 American football player Car
Cliff Burton
Cliff Burton
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton was an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica....

1962 1986 American Metallica
Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1981 when James Hetfield responded to an advertisement that drummer Lars Ulrich had posted in a local newspaper. The current line-up features long-time lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo ...

 bass guitarist
Tour bus European route E4
European route E4
European route E 4 passes from north to south through Sweden from the border with Finland, total length . The Finnish part lies entirely within Tornio in northern Finland, and is actually only long...

 in Ljungby Municipality
Ljungby Municipality
Ljungby Municipality is a municipality in Kronoberg County, southern Sweden, where the town Ljungby is seat.In 1971 the City of Ljungby was amalgamated with the rural municipalities surrounding it, thus creating the present municipality. In 1974 a minor adjustment of the boundaries took place...

, Sweden
Thrown out of window and crushed after the bus skidded off the road and landed on its side.


(1970–2000), Cuban baseball player
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    Albert Camus was a French author, journalist, and key philosopher of the 20th century. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaisons within the Revolutionary Union Movement, which was opposed to some tendencies of the Surrealist movement of André Breton.Camus was awarded the 1957...

     (1913–1960), French-Algerian writer and Nobel Prize-winner
  • Alexis Cohen
    Alexis Cohen
    Alexis Cohen was a reality TV show contestant and singer born in Brooklyn, New York best known for her appearances on American Idol and compared her singing style to vocalists such as Grace Slick, Janis Joplin and Pat Benatar...

     (actress) (1983–2009), American Idol Participate
  • Eric Campbell
    Eric Campbell (actor)
    Alfred Eric Campbell was an English actor who for many years was wrongly believed to be Scottish....

     (1878–1917), silent screen star and ubiquitous nemesis of Charlie Chaplin
  • Cornelius Cardew
    Cornelius Cardew
    Cornelius Cardew was an English experimental music composer, and founder of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental performing ensemble. He later rejected the avant-garde in favour of a politically motivated "people's liberation music".-Biography:Cardew was born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire...

     (1936–1981), English composer
  • Cecilia (Spanish singer)
    Cecilia (Spanish singer)
    Evangelina Sobredo Galanes, known as Cecilia, was a Spanish singer-songwriter. She took her stage name from the song "Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel....

     (1948–1976), real name Evangelina Sobredo Galanes, Spanish singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

  • Chang Yu-sheng
    Chang Yu-sheng
    Chang Yu-sheng was a Taiwanese male pop singer, as well as a composer and producer. His major accomplishment as a producer may have been the pop singer A-mei. While driving fatigued on October 21, 1997, he was fatally injured in a car accident and fell into a coma...

     (1966–1997), Taiwanese pop singer, composer and producer.
  • Harry Chapin
    Harry Chapin
    Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known in particular for his folk rock songs including "Taxi", "W*O*L*D", and the number-one hit "Cat's in the Cradle". Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key player in the creation of the...

     (1942–1981), American musician and film producer
  • Ernest Chausson
    Ernest Chausson
    Amédée-Ernest Chausson was a French romantic composer who died just as his career was beginning to flourish.-Life:Ernest Chausson was born in Paris into a prosperous bourgeois family...

     (1855–1899), French composer
  • Steve Chiasson
    Steve Chiasson
    Steven Joseph Chiasson was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames, Hartford Whalers and Carolina Hurricanes.-NHL career:...

     (1967–1999), Canadian hockey player
  • Dugald Christie
    Dugald Christie
    Dugald Christie was a Canadian lawyer and political activist. He was based out of the city of Vancouver. He was the grandson of Dr Dugald Christie - a Scottish Presbyterian missionary doctor who founded the Mukden Medical College in Shenyang, China.Christie began his political activities in 1991...

     (1941–2006), Canadian lawyer and political activist
  • Prince Christopher of Yugoslavia, (1960–1994)
  • Bob Clark
    Bob Clark
    Benjamin "Bob" Clark was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to the 1983 Christmas film A Christmas Story...

     (1939–2007), American film director
  • Spencer Clark (1987–2006), NASCAR driver
  • Eddie Cochran
    Eddie Cochran
    Eddie Cochran , was an American rock and roll pioneer who in his brief career had a small but lasting influence on rock music through his guitar playing. Cochran's rockabilly songs, such as "C'mon Everybody", "Somethin' Else", and "Summertime Blues", captured teenage frustration and desire in the...

     (1938–1960), American musician
  • Ludo Coeck
    Ludo Coeck
    Ludovic Coeck was a Flemish-Belgian footballer who played as left winger or central midfielder. His clubs included Berchem Sport, Anderlecht, Internazionale and Ascoli Calcio...

     (1955–1985), Belgian footballer
  • Brian Cole, (1979 c.–2001), American baseball player
  • Bonar Colleano
    Bonar Colleano
    Bonar Colleano was an American-born British stage and motion-picture performer.-Early life:Colleano was born Bonar Sullivan in New York City. Following childhood experiences with the Ringling Brothers Circus and in his family's famous circus, he entered films in 1944...

     (1924–1958), American actor
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins (boxer)
    William Ray Collins, Jr. was an Irish-American professional boxer whose career was ended after he sustained serious injuries against an opponent with illegal under-padded gloves.-Career:...

     (1961.–1984), American boxer (1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass
    Oldsmobile Cutlass
    The Oldsmobile Cutlass is a line of automobiles made by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. The Cutlass began as a unibody compact car, but saw its greatest success as a body-on-frame intermediate car....

  • Rob Collins
    Rob Collins (musician)
    Rob Collins was an English musician best known as the original keyboardist of The Charlatans.-The Charlatans:...

    , (1965–1996), English musician and keyboardist of The Charlatans
  • Coluche
    Michel Colucci , better known as Coluche, was a French comedian and actor, famous for his irreverent sense of humour....

     (1944–1986), French comedian
  • Amie Comeaux
    Amie Comeaux
    Amie Noelle Comeaux was an American country music singer who gained fame in her teens. Her debut album, Moving Out, was released on Polydor Records in 1994, and it produced the single "Who's She to You", a #64 on the Billboard country charts...

     (1976–1997), Country singer
  • Jim Connors
    Jim Connors
    Jim "JC" Connors was a popular radio personality of the 1960s through 1980s in the United States.-Highlights:...

     (1940–1987), Legendary Radio Disc Jockey and On Air Personality
  • Pete Conrad
    Pete Conrad
    Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. was an American naval officer, astronaut and engineer, and the third person to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 12 mission. He set an eight-day space endurance record along with command pilot Gordon Cooper on the Gemini 5 mission, and commanded the Gemini 11 mission...

     (1930–1999), American lunar astronaut (motorcycle accident)
  • Dallas Cook
    Dallas Cook
    Ryan Dallas Cook , better known to his fans as Dallas Cook, was one of two trombone players in third-wave ska band Suburban Legends.-Suburban Legends:...

     (1982–2005), American musician
  • Gottfried von Cramm
    Gottfried von Cramm
    Gottfried Alexander Maximilian Walter Kurt Freiherr von Cramm was a German amateur tennis champion and twice French Open champion.-Birth:...

     (1909–1976), German tennis player (car accident)
  • Seymour Cray
    Seymour Cray
    Seymour Roger Cray was an American electrical engineer and supercomputer architect who designed a series of computers that were the fastest in the world for decades, and founded Cray Research which would build many of these machines. Called "the father of supercomputing," Cray has been credited...

     (1925–1996), Supercomputer architect
  • Kenneth Craik
    Kenneth Craik
    Kenneth James Williams Craik was a philosopher and psychologist who studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his doctorate from Cambridge University in 1940...

     (1914–1945), British philosopher and psychologist
  • Tonya Crews (1938–1966), American model and Playboy Playmate (car)
  • Bob Cryer
    Bob Cryer
    George Robert Cryer, known as Bob Cryer was a politician in the United Kingdom.He was educated at Salt High School, Shipley, and the University of Hull...

     (1934–1994), British Labour MP
  • Alan Crosland
    Alan Crosland
    Alan Crosland was an American stage actor and film director.-Early life and career:Born in New York City, New York to a well-to-do family, Alan Crosland attended Dartmouth College. After graduation he took a job as a writer with the New York Globe magazine...

     (1894–1936), film director
  • Laurie Cunningham
    Laurie Cunningham
    Laurence Paul "Laurie" Cunningham was an England international footballer. When he joined Real Madrid, he became the first English player in the club's history....

     (1956–1989), English footballer (car)
  • Pierre Curie
    Pierre Curie
    Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity, and Nobel laureate. He was the son of Dr. Eugène Curie and Sophie-Claire Depouilly Curie ...

     (1859–1906), French chemist and physicist, 1903 Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

    , run over by a horse-drawn vehicle
  • Greg Curnoe
    Greg Curnoe
    Greg Curnoe was a Canadian painter known for his concentration on subjects associated with regionalism and London, Ontario. He became known for work similar to the pop art genre, which continued to parallel his later work....

     (1936–1992), Canadian painter


Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Vitaly Daraselia
Vitaly Daraselia
Vitaly Kuhinović Daraselia was a Georgian football player.Born to a Georgian father and Abkhaz mother, Daraselia played for FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Soviet Union national team...

1957 1982 Soviet footballer
Betty Jack Davis
Betty Jack Davis
Betty Jack Davis was an American country music singer who was one half of the duet The Davis Sisters with Skeeter Davis, who was not related.-Biography:...

1932 1953 Country music singer; one half of The Davis Sisters
The Davis Sisters (country)
The Davis Sisters were an American country music duo consisting of two unrelated singers, Skeeter Davis and Betty Jack Davis. One of the original female country groups, they are best known for their 1953 No...

Car Skeeter Davis
Skeeter Davis
Mary Frances Penick , better known as Skeeter Davis, was an American country music singer best known for crossover pop music songs of the early 1960s. She started out as part of The Davis Sisters as a teenager in the late 1940s, eventually landing on RCA Records. In the late '50s, she became a solo...

 (no relation), the other half of The Davis Sisters, was seriously injured in the same crash. She recovered and went on to a successful recording career.
Jimmy Davis 1983 2003 Manchester United
Manchester United F.C.
Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.The 1958...

James Dean
James Dean
James Byron Dean was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause , in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark...

1931 1955 American actor Car Porsche 550
Porsche 550
The Porsche 550 was a sports car produced by Porsche from 1953-1956.Inspired by the Porsche 356 which was created by Ferry Porsche, and some spyder prototypes built and raced by Walter Glöckler starting in 1951, the factory decided to build a car designed for use in auto racing. The model Porsche...

near Cholame, California
Cholame, California
Cholame, California is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA. It sits within a mile of the San Andreas Rift Zone fault line at an elevation of 1,157 feet above sea level and is located at . Cholame is reached via State Route 41, just southwest of the junction of...

Mike Darr
Mike Darr
Michael Curtis Darr was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the San Diego Padres . His father, Mike Sr., pitched for the expansion Toronto Blue Jays in 1977. Brother Ryan played in the Detroit organization for many years before ending his baseball career...

1976 2002 American baseball player Car Peoria, Arizona
Peoria, Arizona
Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. Located primarily in Maricopa County, it is a major suburb of Phoenix. According to 2010 Census Bureau releases, the population of the city is 154,065. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land...

Roger Delgado
Roger Delgado
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto was an English actor, best known for his role as the first Master in Doctor Who....

1918 1973 British actor Car Republic of Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

Died on location in Turkey while shooting the (never-completed) movie Bell of Tibet. Two Turkish film technicians were killed in the same crash.
Kazimierz Deyna
Kazimierz Deyna
Kazimierz Deyna was a Polish footballer, who played as an offensive midfielder in the playmaker role and was one of the most highly regarded players of his generation.-Early life:...

1947 1989 Polish footballer Car BMW
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It also owns and produces the Mini marque, and is the parent company of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. BMW produces motorcycles under BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna brands...

San Diego, California
San Diego, California
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round...

Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century...

1961 1997 member of British royal family Car 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140
Mercedes-Benz W140
The Mercedes-Benz W140 was a series of flagship vehicles manufactured by the German automotive company Mercedes-Benz. The car premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, with the first examples rolling off the production line on August 6, 1991. Short and long wheelbase sedans were offered...

Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma is an arch bridge in Paris, crossing the Seine. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on September 20, 1854....

 road tunnel, Paris, France
Diana's companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul
Henri Paul
Henri Paul was the Deputy Head of Security at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. He was the driver at the time of the car accident at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris that killed him along with Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the sole survivor of...

, were killed in the same crash; Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones survived. Further reading: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Fayed's...

  • Mike Dickin
    Mike Dickin
    Mike Dickin , was a late-night host on the British radio station talkSPORT. Dickin used to present the 1am to 6am slot at weekends on Talk Radio UK from 1995 to 2001. He returned filling in for James Whale during James' battle with kidney cancer...

     (1943–2006) British Radio DJ
  • Lou DiMuro
    Lou DiMuro
    Louis John DiMuro was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1963 until his death.-Career:...

     (1932–1982), baseball umpire
  • Bridget Driscoll
    Bridget Driscoll
    Bridget Driscoll was the first pedestrian victim of an automobile accident in the United Kingdom. As she and her teenage daughter May crossed the grounds of the Crystal Palace in London, she was struck by an automobile belonging to the Anglo-French Motor Carriage Company that was being used to...

     (1852–1896), one of the earliest recorded road accident victims
  • Alfred Dobbs
    Alfred Dobbs
    Alfred James Dobbs was a British Labour Party politician and trade unionist. He is most notable for being the Member of Parliament who served the shortest term, since the Second World War — just one day....

     (1882–1945), British politician
  • Ian Stuart Donaldson
    Ian Stuart Donaldson
    Ian Stuart Donaldson was a British Neo-Nazi singer, musician and songwriter, most known as the frontman of Skrewdriver, a British punk rock band that later became a white power rock band...

    , (1957–1993), controversial British pop star
  • Françoise Dorléac
    Françoise Dorléac
    Françoise Dorléac was a French actress. Born in Paris, she was the daughter of screen actor Maurice Dorléac and Renée Deneuve, and was the elder sister of Catherine Deneuve. The two sisters starred together in the 1967 musical, The Young Girls of Rochefort...

     (1942–1967) French film actress
  • Piero Drogo
    Piero Drogo
    Piero Drogo was a racing driver and coachbuilder from Italy. He participated in one Formula One Grand Prix, debuting on September 4, 1960. He scored no championship points. He moved on to form a carrozzeria in Modena to service the thriving sports car industry there...

    , (1926–1973), racing driver and coachbuilder, Bologna, Ferrari 250 California (crashed into a broken down truck in a tunnel, both were unlit)
  • Alexander Dubček
    Alexander Dubcek
    Alexander Dubček , also known as Dikita, was a Slovak politician and briefly leader of Czechoslovakia , famous for his attempt to reform the communist regime during the Prague Spring...

     (1921–1992), Slovak politician
  • Gus Dudgeon
    Gus Dudgeon
    Angus Boyd Dudgeon , most commonly known as Gus Dudgeon was an English record producer, most notable for production of many of Elton John's recordings.-Early career:...

     (1942–2002), British record producer
  • Fred Duesenberg
    Fred Duesenberg
    Frederick Samuel Duesenberg was a German-born American automobile pioneer designer, manufacturer and sportsman.-Life:...

     (1876–1932), American automobile pioneer designer and manufacturer
  • Isadora Duncan
    Isadora Duncan
    Isadora Duncan was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. In the United States she was popular only in New York, and only later in her life...

     (1878–1929), American dancer
  • Ryan Dunn
    Ryan Dunn
    Ryan Matthew Dunn was an American reality television personality and daredevil best known for being a member of the Jackass and Viva La Bam crew. He hosted Homewrecker and Proving Ground...

     (1977–2011), American reality television personality and daredevil
  • Al Dvorin
    Al Dvorin
    Albert Dvorin was an American bandleader and talent agent who coined the phrase "Elvis has left the building."...

     (1923–2004), Elvis Presley concert announcer


Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Edem Ephraim
London Boys
London Boys were a British/German dance pop duo composed of Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller...

1959 1995 singer and one half of London Boys
London Boys
London Boys were a British/German dance pop duo composed of Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller...

Car Austrian Alpine
Eastern Alps
Eastern Alps is the name given to the eastern half of the Alps, usually defined as the area east of the Splügen Pass in eastern Switzerland. North of the Splügen Pass, the Posterior Rhine forms the border, and south of the pass, the Liro river and Lake Como form the boundary line.-Geography:The...

Whilst another car attempted to overtake himself, the other half of the duo, Dennis Fuller and Edem's wife, plus a friend on a dangerous section, a drunk driver collided with them head on, killing all occupants.


Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Norwegian 1974 2003 Athlete (javelin
Javelin throw
The javelin throw is a track and field athletics throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear approximately 2.5 metres in length. Javelin is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon...

Car European route E6
European route E6
European route E 6 is the designation for the main north-south road in Norway, and the west coast of Sweden, running from the southern tip of Sweden, at Trelleborg, into Norway and through almost all of the country north to Finnmark. The route ends close to the Norwegian border with Russia...

 near Moss, Norway
Moss, Norway
is a coastal city and a municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Moss. The city of Moss was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838...

Collided with a truck/lorry.
align="left"| Austrian 1957 1998 Rock musician SUV Mitsubishi Montero
Mitsubishi Pajero
The Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. It was named after Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas Cat which is native to the Patagonia plateau region of southern Argentina. However, since pajero is an offensive term for "wanker" in Spanish, alternative names have...

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of La Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries...

Collided with a bus.
Egyptian 1957 1997 companion of Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century...

Car 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140
Mercedes-Benz W140
The Mercedes-Benz W140 was a series of flagship vehicles manufactured by the German automotive company Mercedes-Benz. The car premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, with the first examples rolling off the production line on August 6, 1991. Short and long wheelbase sedans were offered...

Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma is an arch bridge in Paris, crossing the Seine. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on September 20, 1854....

 road tunnel, Paris, France
Fayed was traveling with Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century...

 at the time of the accident. Both were killed in this crash along with the driver of the car, Henri Paul
Henri Paul
Henri Paul was the Deputy Head of Security at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. He was the driver at the time of the car accident at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris that killed him along with Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the sole survivor of...

; Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones survived.
Further reading: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Fayed's...

Italy 1906 1966 Inaugural Formula One world champion Car Lotus Cortina
Lotus Cortina
The Lotus-Cortina is a high-performance car, which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1970 by the Ford in collaboration with Lotus Cars. The original version, which was based on the Ford Cortina Mark 1, was promoted by Ford as the "Consul Cortina developed by Lotus", with "Consul"...

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V of Savoy made the city his seat of power.-Geography:Chambéry...

, France
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

German 1964 1993 Record Producer, DJ Car Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Mercedes-Benz R129
The Mercedes-Benz R129 automobiles were produced from 1989 through 2002. They were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 replaced the R107 SL-Class in 1989 and was in its turn replaced by the R230 in 2003 .-Models:-Model history:...

Landesstraßen are roads in Germany and Austria that are, as a rule, the responsibility of the respective German or Austrian federal state. The term may therefore be translated as "state road". They are roads that cross the boundary of a rural or urban district...

 3097, Near Messel
Messel is a municipality in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg in Hesse near Frankfurt am Main in Germany.The village is first mentioned, as Masilla, in the Lorsch codex.Messel was the property of the lords of Groschlag from ca. 1400 to 1799...

, Hessen, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

Fenslau, best known for his involvement in Culture Beat
Culture Beat
Culture Beat is a German Eurodance project formed in 1989 by Torsten Fenslau. The act has gone through a number of line-up changes over the years; they achieved the most success whilst fronted by singer Tania Evans and rapper Jay Supreme. Their 1993 single "Mr. Vain" was a No...

, lost control of his car, causing it to roll several times before coming to rest in a field. Fenslau, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle, dying in hospital a short time later.
1937 1966 American musician and writer ,
1926 1958 New Zealand classical pianist ,
1955 1984 Spanish road racing cyclist ,
1936 1964 American American football player Rensselaer, Indiana
Rensselaer, Indiana
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 5,294 people, 2,158 households, and 1,404 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,824.8 people per square mile . There were 2,296 housing units at an average density of 791.4 per square mile...

Panamanian footballer ,
1975 2001 English footballer ,
1920 2008 Canadian RCAF
Royal Canadian Air Force
The history of the Royal Canadian Air Force begins in 1920, when the air force was created as the Canadian Air Force . In 1924 the CAF was renamed the Royal Canadian Air Force and granted royal sanction by King George V. The RCAF existed as an independent service until 1968...

 fighter pilot
Tillsonburg, Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....

1952 2000 American racing driver
1959 1995 singer and one half of London Boys
London Boys
London Boys were a British/German dance pop duo composed of Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller...



Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details
1940 1984 American land speed record holder Motorcycle Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California
Long Beach is a city situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257...

Collision with truck
1950 1981 Italiano singer-songwriter
1935 1964 American football player
1948 1980 Argentinian boxer
1983 2001 Italian footballer
1910 1993 winemaker
1953 1977 Canadian ice hockey player
2010 Italy Businessman, owner of Wilier Triestina
Wilier Triestina
Wilier Triestina is an Italian manufacturer of racing bicycles, founded in 1906 by Pietro Dal Molin in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. They are now based in Rossano Veneto, Italy....

Bicycle San Zenone degli Ezzelini
San Zenone degli Ezzelini
San Zenone degli Ezzelini is a comune in the Province of Treviso in the Italian region Veneto, located about 50 km northwest of Venice and about 35 km northwest of Treviso....

head-on collision with car
1852 1926 Spanish Architect Pedestrian Barcelona
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid, and the capital of Catalonia, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of...

Struck by a tram
A tram is a passenger rail vehicle which runs on tracks along public urban streets and also sometimes on separate rights of way. It may also run between cities and/or towns , and/or partially grade separated even in the cities...

 and died from his injuries three days later.
1929 1982 American football Hall of Famer
1992 2010 Austrian Fashion model Car Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car manufactured by Volkswagen since 1974 and marketed worldwide across six generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates – as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada , and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico .The...

Austria Struck into a tree at 150 km/h over the permitted 100 km/h
Ghazi of Iraq
Ghazi of Iraq
Ghazi bin Faisal was the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq from 1933 to 1939 having been briefly Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Syria in 1920...

1912 1939 King of Iraq 1933–1939
align="left"| 1954 1992 Spanish footballer
Princess Grace of Monaco
Grace Kelly
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, in April 1956, married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, to become Princess consort of Monaco, styled as Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, and commonly referred to as Princess Grace.After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of...

1929 1982 American actress/Monegasque Royalty Car Rover P6
Rover P6
The first P6 used a 2.0 L engine designed specifically for the P6. Although it was announced towards the end of 1963, the car had been in "pilot production" since the beginning of the year, therefore deliveries were able to begin immediately. Original output was in the order of . At the...

1967 1995 American football player
1913 1969 exiled President of Togo
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic , is a country in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea, on which the capital Lomé is located. Togo covers an area of approximately with a population of approximately...

1919 2003 Physiologist


  • Paul Hackman
    Paul Hackman
    Paul Wayne Hackman was a Canadian guitarist who performed with the rock band Helix from 1976 until his death in a road accident...

     (1953–1992), Canadian musician
  • Jörg Haider
    Jörg Haider
    Jörg Haider was an Austrian politician. He was Governor of Carinthia on two occasions, the long-time leader of the Austrian Freedom Party and later Chairman of the Alliance for the Future of Austria , a breakaway party from the FPÖ.Haider was controversial within Austria and abroad for comments...

     (1950–2008), Austrian politician, Governor
    Landeshauptmann is a former German gubernatorial title equivalent to that of a governor of a province or a state....

     of Carinthia
    Carinthia (state)
    Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. Situated within the Eastern Alps it is chiefly noted for its mountains and lakes.The main language is German. Its regional dialects belong to the Southern Austro-Bavarian group...

  • Mike Hailwood
    Mike Hailwood
    Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood, MBE, GM was a British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer regarded by many as one of the greatest racers of all time. He was known as "Mike The Bike" because of his natural riding ability...

     (1940–1981), British motorcycle racer (Rover SD1
    Rover SD1
    Rover SD1 is both the code name and eventual production name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland or BL through its Specialist, Rover Triumph and Austin Rover divisions from 1976 until 1986....

  • Veikko Hakulinen
    Veikko Hakulinen
    Veikko Johannes Hakulinen was a Finnish forestry technician and cross country skier, triple champion in both the olympics and world championship competition in cross country skiing...

     (1925–2003), Finnish skier
  • David Halberstam
    David Halberstam
    David Halberstam was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and historian, known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, the Civil Rights Movement, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism.-Early life and education:Halberstam...

    , (1934–2007), American Pulitzer prize
    Pulitzer Prize
    The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...

     winning journalist
  • Josh Hancock
    Josh Hancock
    Joshua Morgan Hancock was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Cleveland, Mississippi, he lived in St. Louis during the off-season...

     (1978–2007), baseball player
  • Mary Hansen
    Mary Hansen
    Mary Hansen was a guitarist and singer with Stereolab.Born in Maryborough north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, Hansen moved to London in the late 1980s and became a backing singer with the Essex-based indie band, The Wolfhounds.She met Stereolab founder Tim Gane when the Wolfhounds played...

     (1966–2002), Australian-born vocalist with Stereolab
    Stereolab are an alternative music band formed in 1990 in London, England. The band originally comprised songwriting team Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier , both of whom remained at the helm across many lineup changes...

  • Ron Hansen, (1960–1993), American jockey,
  • Sajjadul Hasan
    Sajjadul Hasan
    Mohammad Sajjadul Hasan was a Bangladeshi first-class cricketer.Nicknamed 'Setu', he was an opening or top-order batsman for Khulna Division...

     (1978–2007), Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Ahmed Hassanein
    Ahmed Hassanein
    Ahmed Hassanein Pasha, KCVO, MBE or Aḥmad Moḥammad Makhlūf Ḥasanēn al-Būlākī was an Oxford-educated Egyptian courtier, diplomat, Olympic athlete in fencing, photographer, writer, politician, explorer and tutor to King Farouk.Ahmed Hassanein was one of the most influential figures in Egyptian...

     (1889–1946), Egyptian political advisor, writer, and sportsman
  • Mike Hawthorn
    Mike Hawthorn
    John Michael Hawthorn was a racing driver, born in Mexborough, Yorkshire, England, and educated at Ardingly College, West Sussex.-Racing career:...

     (1929–1959), British racing driver (Jaguar Mark 1
    Jaguar Mark 1
    The Jaguar Mark 1 was a saloon car produced by Jaguar between 1955 and 1959. Referred to in contemporary company documentation as the Jaguar 2.4-litre and Jaguar 3.4-litre, the word "Saloon" was often added. The designation "Mark 1" was included retrospectively upon its replacement by the Mark 2...

  • Michael Hedges
    Michael Hedges
    Michael Alden Hedges was an American composer, Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter.-Background:...

     (1953–1997), American musician
  • Conrad Hendricks
    Conrad Hendricks
    Conrad Hendricks was a South African football player last playing as goalkeeper for Moroka Swallows....

     (1979–2006), South African footballer
  • Chris Henry (1983–2009), American Footballer
  • Bob Herbert
    Bob Herbert (manager)
    Robert “Bob” Herbert was an English talent manager. He was the original manager of the Spice Girls.-Early life:...

     (1942–1999), British talent manager, car (MG F)
  • Ivan Hlinka
    Ivan Hlinka
    Ivan Hlinka was a Czech professional ice hockey player and coach. He was one of the most important figures in Czech ice hockey.-Playing career:...

     (1950–2004), Czech Ice hockey player
  • Heinz Hofer (1943–1977), racing team manager and mechanic, Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer
    Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer
    A Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer is one of a series of cars produced by Ferrari in Italy between 1973 and 1984. They used a mid-mounted flat-12 engine, replacing the FR layout Daytona, and were succeeded in the Ferrari stable by the Testarossa. It was designed by Leonardo Fioravanti.Production of the...

  • Marty Hogan
    Marty Hogan
    Martin Francis Hogan , nicknamed "The Indianapolis Ringer", was an Anglo-American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Browns . After leaving the National League, Hogan moved on to the minor league Indianapolis Hoosiers...

     (1869–1923), baseball player
  • Patrick Hogan
    Patrick Hogan (Cumann na nGaedheal)
    Patrick Hogan was a Irish politician.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1921 general election as a Sinn Féin candidate for the Galway constituency...

     (1891–1936), Irish politician
  • Ben Hollioake
    Ben Hollioake
    Benjamin Caine Hollioake was an all rounder for Surrey County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, and moved to England as a boy, along with his older brother Adam...

     (1977–2002), English cricketer
  • Johnny Horton
    Johnny Horton
    John Gale "Johnny" Horton was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s...

     (1925–1960), American musician
  • Tim Horton
    Tim Horton
    Myles Gilbert "Tim" Horton was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in 24 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. He was also a businessman and a co-founder of Tim Hortons. He died in an...

      (1930–1974), Canadian Ice hockey player
  • Dean Horrix
    Dean Horrix
    Dean Horrix , was an English footballer.He joined Millwall as a striker and made 65 league appearances plus 7 as substitute, scoring 19 goals. He was sold to Gillingham in 1983 and joined Reading later the same year. He formed a successful striking partnership with Trevor Senior and was very...

    , (1961–1990), English footballer
  • Peter Houseman
    Peter Houseman
    Peter Houseman was an English footballer.-Chelsea:Born in Battersea, Houseman signed professional terms with Chelsea in 1963, having played for the Chelsea Juniors...

    , (1945–1977), English footballer
  • Beatrice Hsu
    Beatrice Hsu
    -Career:Hsu was a well-known actress from Taiwan and had been acting for about 5 years. She started her career as a model, but her charm and beauty were quickly noticed by television producers. She started acting while in university, and gradually gaining her fame and popularity. She was not only...

     (1978–2007), Taiwanese actress, car (passenger) (Mini Cooper
    MINI (BMW)
    Mini is a British automotive marque owned by BMW which specialises in small cars.Mini originated as a specific vehicle, a small car originally known as the Morris Mini-Minor and the Austin Seven, launched by the British Motor Corporation in 1959, and developed into a brand encompassing a range of...

  • John Hugenholtz
    John Hugenholtz
    Johannes Bernhardus Theodorus "Hans" Hugenholtz, in English-speaking countries a.k.a. John Hugenholtz was a Dutch designer of race tracks and cars....

     (1914–1995), race circuit designer


Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Comment
Ben Ineson 1990 2009 Downhill racer
Downhill cycling
Downhill biking is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock, usually starting at intervals of 30 seconds , on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete. Riders come from all around the world. Riders are timed with equipment similar to...

Car (passenger) Car that he and Tom Rodgers were traveling in left the road and struck a tree at Mearbeck.
Vernon Isley 1942 1955 singer and original member of The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers are a highly influential, successful and long-running American music group consisting of different line-ups of six brothers, and a brother-in-law, Chris Jasper...

Bicycle His bicycle was struck by a car near his home in Cincinnati.


Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Details
James Jabara
James Jabara
James "Jabby" Jabara was the first American jet ace in history. Born in Oklahoma, he lived in Kansas where he enlisted as an aviation cadet at Fort Riley after graduating high school. Jabara attended four flying schools in Texas before he received his pilot's wings and was commissioned as a ...

1923 1966 Korean War ace pilot Car
Randall Jarrell
Randall Jarrell
Randall Jarrell was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, and novelist. He was the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a role which now holds the title of US Poet Laureate.-Life:Jarrell was a native of Nashville, Tennessee...

1914 1965 American poet Pedestrian
Paul Jarrico
Paul Jarrico
Paul Jarrico was an American screenwriter and film producer who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism.-Early years:...

1915 1997 American screenwriter Car
Claudia Jennings
Claudia Jennings
Claudia Jennings was an American model and actress. Jennings was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month in November 1969 and later Playmate of the Year 1970...

1949 1979 American model and Playboy Playmate Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Beetle
The Volkswagen Type 1, widely known as the Volkswagen Beetle or Volkswagen Bug, is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003...

Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson (boxer)
John Arthur Johnson , nicknamed the “Galveston Giant,” was an American boxer. At the height of the Jim Crow era, Johnson became the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion...

1878 1946 American boxer Car
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and...

1871 1938 lawyer and civil rights advocate, on level crossing Car
Ray Jones 1988 2007 English footballer Car (passenger)
Junkyard Dog
Junkyard Dog
Sylvester Ritter was an American professional wrestler and professional football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as The Junkyard Dog...

1952 1998 professional wrestler Car Real name: Sylvester Ritter


  • Yutaka Kanai (1959–1990), Japanese athlete
  • Kemistry
    Valerie Olukemi A "Kemi" Olusanya , commonly known by her stage name Kemistry, was a leading English drum and bass DJ of the early 1990s who also produced a number of records on the Metalheadz label, which she co-founded with other artists including Goldie, whom she had introduced to the drum and...

     (1963/4–1999), English DJ
  • Valeri Kharlamov (1948–1981), Russian ice hockey player
  • Terrence Kiel
    Terrence Kiel
    Terrence Dewayne Kiel was an American safety in the National Football League. He played his entire career for the San Diego Chargers after being drafted by them in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.-Early years:Kiel was born in Lufkin, Texas...

     (1980–2008), American football player
  • Witold Kiełtyka (1984–2007), Polish death metal drummer
  • Ken Kifer
    Ken Kifer
    Ken Kifer was a writer, bicyclist and webmaster. His is still a source of information on bicycling and especially bicycle touring...

     (1945–2003) writer, bicyclist and webmaster
  • Sam Kinison
    Sam Kinison
    Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Kinison was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect genre humor...

     (1953–1992), American comedian
  • Andy Kirby
    Andy Kirby
    Andy Kirby , is a former stockcar driver, most notably in NASCAR. Kirby did not initially begin with NASCAR, where his career would end. Instead, Kirby quickly earned his reputation as a motorcycle racer in the Southeastern United States...

     (1961–2002), NASCAR racing driver
  • Hugo Koblet
    Hugo Koblet
    Hugo Koblet was a Swiss champion cyclist. He won the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia as well as competing in six-day and pursuit races on the track. He won 70 races as a professional...

     (1925–1964), Swiss cycling champion
  • Mary Jo Kopechne
    Mary Jo Kopechne
    Mary Jo Kopechne was an American teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist who died in a car accident in Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts on July 18, 1969, while a passenger in a car being driven by U.S. Senator Edward M...

     (1940–1969), passenger of Senator Ted Kennedy
    Ted Kennedy
    Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. Serving almost 47 years, he was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and is the fourth-longest-serving senator in United States history...

  • Lou Kolls
    Lou Kolls
    Louis Charles "Lou" Kolls was a professional baseball umpire who worked in the American League from 1933 to 1940. Kolls umpired in the 1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and in the 1938 World Series. In his career, he umpired 1195 Major League games...

     (1896–1941), Baseball umpire
  • Nikola Kotkov
    Nikola Kotkov
    Nikola Todorov Kotkov , nicknamed Koteto was a Bulgarian footballer who played as a striker....

    , (1938–1971), Bulgarian footballer
  • Ernie Kovacs
    Ernie Kovacs
    Ernie Kovacs was a Hungarian American comedian and actor.Kovacs' uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influence numerous television comedy programs for years after his death in an automobile accident...

     (1919–1962), American entertainer
  • Philip Taylor Kramer
    Philip Taylor Kramer
    Philip Taylor Kramer was a bass guitar player for the rock group Iron Butterfly during the 1970s. After this he obtained a night school degree in aerospace engineering, worked on the MX missile guidance system for a contractor of the US Department of Defense and later in the computer industry on...

     (1952–c.1995), American musician with Iron Butterfly
    Iron Butterfly
    Iron Butterfly is a US psychedelic rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".Their heyday was the late 1960s, but the band has been reincarnated with various members. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the 31st best-selling album in the world, selling more than 25 million copies.-History:The...

  • Marek Krejčí
    Marek Krejcí
    Marek Krejčí was a Slovak footballer who played as a striker.- Career :Born in Bratislava, he started his career with local club Inter Bratislava, moving to Spartak Trnava in November 2000...

     (1980–2007), Slovak footballer
  • Richard Kröll (1968–1996), Austrian alpine skier
  • Juscelino Kubitschek (1902–1976), Former Brazilian president
  • Evgeny Kucherevsky
    Evgeny Kucherevsky
    Yevhen Mefodiyovych Kucherevskyi was a Ukrainian football coach. He is most famous for his spells managing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, which, under his helm, won the Soviet Championship in 1988, took 2nd place twice in 1987 and 1989, as well as the USSR Cup in 1989...

     (1941–2006), Ukrainian football manager
  • Janusz Kulig
    Janusz Kulig
    Janusz Kulig was a Polish rally driver. He started his career behind the wheel of a Polski Fiat 126p and during his early years in rally he also drove Toyota Corolla, Opel Kadett and Renault Clio. He became one of the top drivers while driving Renault Megane Maxi...

     (1969–2004), Polish rally
  • Kenneth Jones
    Kenneth Jones
    Kenneth Jones , was the son of Helen Myrl Carter and of Glenn Jones. He is best remembered for a song he wrote called "Sing A Traveling Song" which appeared on Johnny Cash's albums Hello, I'm Johnny Cash and Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden. Kenneth was Cash's nephew-in-law...

    (1952–1969), songwriter
  • Atsushi Kuroi
    Atsushi Kuroi
    was a Japanese professional drifting driver who competed in the D1 Grand Prix series for with . He died on 2 February 2010 during the evening due to a motorcycle accident....

    (1969–2010), Japanese drifting driver


  • Nicolae Labiş
    Nicolae Labis
    Nicolae Labiș was a Romanian poet.-Early life:His father, Eugen, was the son of a forest brigade soldier and himself fought in World War II; he became a schoolteacher in 1931. His mother Ana-Profira, the daughter of a peasant killed in the Battle of Mărășești, was also a schoolteacher...

     (1935–1956), Romanian poet
  • Scott LaFaro
    Scott LaFaro
    Rocco Scott LaFaro was an influential jazz bassist, perhaps best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio.-Biography:...

     (1936–1961), American jazz musician
  • Martin Lamble
    Martin Lamble
    Martin Francis Lamble was the drummer for British electric folk band, Fairport Convention, from just after their formation in 1967, until his death in the Fairport Convention van crash in 1969...

     (1949–1969), British rock drummer
  • Mark Langford (1964–2007), Controversial British company director of The Accident Group
    The Accident Group
    The Accident Group was a Manchester based personal injury claims management company that went into administration in May 2003. The firm gained notoriety for informing its 2,400 workers of their redundancy by text message, which, according to BBC reports, led to the firm's offices being emptied of...

  • T. E. Lawrence
    T. E. Lawrence
    Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO , known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18...

     (1888–1935), British army officer
  • Iry LeJeune
    Iry LeJeune
    Iry LeJeune was one of the best selling and most popular Cajun musicians in the mid to late 1940s into the early 1950s....

     (1928–1955), American Cajun accordionist
  • Julia Lennon
    Julia Lennon
    Julia Lennon was the mother of English musician John Lennon, who was born during her marriage to Alfred Lennon. After complaints to Liverpool's Social Services by her eldest sister, Mimi Smith , she handed over the care of her son to her sister...

     (1914–1958), mother of John Lennon
    John Lennon
    John Winston Lennon, MBE was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music...

  • Charles Lewis, Jr.
    Charles Lewis, Jr.
    Charles Lewis, Jr. was an American businessman, promoter and entertainer. Known by his nickname "Mask", Lewis founded the TapouT clothing line in 1997, which eventually became a multi-million dollar clothing company....

     (1963–2009), American businessman, promoter and entertainer
  • Jim Liberman
    Jim Liberman
    Russell James "Jim" Liberman was an United States drag racer from Pennsylvania, known as "Jungle Jim". He was named #17 on the list of the Top 50 NHRA drivers. Liberman was known for driving backwards at 100 mph after doing his burnout.Liberman was known as a flamboyant showman who toured the...

     (1945–1977), American drag racing driver
  • Pelle Lindbergh
    Pelle Lindbergh
    Per-Eric Göran "Pelle" Lindbergh was a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played parts of five seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers.-Playing career:...

     (1959–1985), Swedish ice hockey goaltender
  • Desmond Llewelyn
    Desmond Llewelyn
    Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn was a Welsh actor, famous for playing Q in 17 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1999.-Early life:...

     (1914–1999), British actor (Q
    Q (James Bond)
    Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. Q , like M, is a job title rather than a name. He is the head of Q Branch , the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service...

     in the James Bond
    James Bond
    James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. There have been a six other authors who wrote authorised Bond novels or novelizations after Fleming's death in 1964: Kingsley Amis,...

  • Linda Lovelace
    Linda Lovelace
    Linda Susan Boreman , better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American pornographic actress who was famous for her performance of deep throat fellatio in the enormously successful 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat...

     (1949–2002), American actress
  • Lisa Lopes
    Lisa Lopes
    Lisa Nicole Lopes better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, actress, television host, and songwriter...

    , (1971–2002), American singer with the R&B trio TLC
  • Juan López Mella, (1965–1995), Spanish motorcycle racer


Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation
(or claim to notability)
Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Shawn Mackay
Shawn Mackay
Shawn Mackay was an Australian rugby union player with the Canberra based Brumbies in the Super 14 competition. He was the son of former Eastern Suburbs rugby league player John Mackay.-Career:...

1982 2009 Australia Rugby union player Pedestrian Durban
Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third largest city in South Africa. It forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism...

, South Africa
Died of complications a week after the accident.
Aristide Maillol
Aristide Maillol
Aristide Maillol or Aristides Maillol was a French Catalan sculptor and painter.-Biography:...

1861 1944 French artist car
Sigisfredo Mair
Sigisfredo Mair
Siegfried Mair, April 18, 1939 - May 15, 1977) was a South Tyrolean luger who competed from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. He was born in Toblach...

1939 1977 Italian luger car
Stephen Malcolm
Stephen Malcolm
Stephen Malcolm was a Jamaican international football player. His position was defensive midfielder or defender.During his club career he played for Seba United....

1970 2001 Jamaica footballer car
Barry Mannakee
Barry Mannakee
Barry Albert Mannakee was a police officer with the Royal Protection Squad and was assigned as a bodyguard to Diana, Princess of Wales in 1985...

1987 British bodyguard and alleged lover of Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century...

César Manrique
César Manrique
César Manrique was an artist and an architect.-Biography:Manrique grew up in the area of San Ginés lagoon. At age 23, he participated in his first exhibition in Arrecife. He attended the University of La Laguna. In 1945, Manrique attended the art school San Fernando in Madrid for five years...

1919 1992 Spanish architect car
Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield was an American actress working both in Hollywood and on the Broadway theatre...

1933 1967 American actress car (passenger) 1966 Buick Electra
Buick Electra
The Buick Electra was a full-size premium automobile built by the Buick division of General Motors. The Electra name was used by Buick between 1959 and 1990.- 1959–1960 :...

U.S. Highway 90
U.S. Route 90
U.S. Route 90 is an east–west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number, U.S. 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route; it has always ended at Van Horn, Texas. A short-lived northward extension to U.S...

En route to New Orleans, the car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer
Semi-trailer truck
A semi-trailer truck, also known as a semi, tractor-trailer, or articulated truck or articulated lorry, is an articulated vehicle consisting of a towing engine , and a semi-trailer A semi-trailer truck, also known as a semi, tractor-trailer, or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) articulated truck...

 that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger
An insecticide is a pesticide used against insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and the household. The use of insecticides is believed to be one of the major factors behind...

. The automobile struck the rear of the semi tractor and underrode it., killing its front seat occupants Mansfield, her boyfriend Sam Brody and her driver instantly; Her three children including Mariska
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargitay is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy and Golden Globe.The daughter of actress...

, who sat at the rear of the car survived with minor injuries.
Lesley Manyathela
Lesley Manyathela
Lesley Phuti "Slow Poison" Manyathela was a South African football player for Orlando Pirates and South Africa.- Career :...

1981 2003 South Africa footballer car
Joey Marella
Joey Marella
Joey Marella was a professional wrestling referee for the World Wrestling Federation and the son of former wrestler and then WWF announcer Gorilla Monsoon from Willingboro Township, New Jersey....

1964 1994 American World Wrestling Federation
World Wrestling Entertainment
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales...

Johnny Mauro
Johnny Mauro
Johnny Mauro was an American racecar driver. He was born in Denver Colorado on October 25, 1910. John loved baseball and cars. He and his family owned several car dealerships, leading him to being the only Ferrari importer in Denver for many years...

1910 2003 United States Racing driver Interstate 70
Interstate 70
Interstate 70 is an Interstate Highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 near Cove Fort, Utah, to a Park and Ride near Baltimore, Maryland. It was the first Interstate Highway project in the United States. I-70 approximately traces the path of U.S. Route 40 east of the Rocky...

, near Denver
Head-on collision
Michelle Monkhouse
Michelle Monkhouse
Michelle Kathleen Monkhouse was a Canadian fashion model active from late 2000s to early 2010s before dying in a road accident at the age of 19.-Biography:...

1991 2011 Canada Fashion model Horse Markham, Ontario
Markham, Ontario
Markham is a town in the Regional Municipality of York, located within the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. The population was 261,573 at the 2006 Canadian census...

"Michelle Monkhouse", 27 June 2011, The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly readership of approximately 1 million, it is Canada's largest-circulation national newspaper and second-largest daily newspaper after the Toronto Star...

  • Gonzalo Márquez
    Gonzalo Márquez
    Gonzalo Enrique Márquez Moya was a professional baseball first baseman. A left-handed batter, he played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs...

     (1946–1984), Major league baseball player
  • Billy Martin
    Billy Martin
    Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin, Jr. was an American Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. He is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times...

     (1929–1989), American baseball player and manager
  • Fernando Martín Espina
    Fernando Martín Espina
    Fernando Martín Espina is considered one of the best Spanish basketball players ever....

     (1962–1989), Spanish basketball player, first Spaniard to play in the NBA
    National Basketball Association
    The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America. It consists of thirty franchised member clubs, of which twenty-nine are located in the United States and one in Canada...

    , inductee of the FIBA Hall of Fame
    FIBA Hall of Fame
    FIBA Hall of Fame honors basketball players, coaches and administrators who have contributed to international competitive basketball. It was established by FIBA in 1991. It includes the "Samaranch Library", the biggest basketball library in the world that, as of 2007, has over 10,000 basketball...

  • Pyotr Masherov
    Pyotr Masherov
    Pyotr Mironovich Masherov , - October 4, 1980) was the first secretary of Belarusian committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union and a communist leader of Soviet Belarus.- Overview :...

     (1918–1980), Soviet leader
  • Sergei Maslov (1939–1982), Russian mathematician
  • Lebo Mathosa
    Lebo Mathosa
    Lebo Mathosa was a popular South African kwaito singer.Mathosa started her career with the popular South African band Boom Shaka in 1994 at the age of 15, after she caught the eye of music producer Don Laka at a club in Johannesburg. She was one of the few successful female kwaito artists in an...

     (1977–2006), South African singer
  • Jason Mayélé
    Jason Mayélé
    Jason Nono Mayélé was a footballer from Democratic Republic of the Congo.- Career :Mayélé played as a striker or winger and was a member of the Chievo team that qualified for Europe in their first Serie A season which he was signed in October. He had represented his country at the African Cup of...

    , (1976–2002), Congolese footballer
  • Lucien Mazan (1882–1917), Argentinian cyclist
  • Andy McVann
    The Farm (band)
    The Farm were a British band from Liverpool, popular through the early 1990s. Their album Spartacus reached the top position on the UK Albums Chart when it was released in March, 1991.-History:They formed in early 1983....

     (1965–1986), British musician of The Farm
  • Vittorio Mero
    Vittorio Mero
    Vittorio Mero was an Italian football player.-Career:Born at Vercelli, he started his career with an amateur team, Belvedere, in 1990-1991, and made his debut at the professional level at the age of 17 for A.S. Casale Calcio. The following year Mero signed for Parma F.C., playing with the...

    , (1974–2002), Italian footballer
  • Gionata Mingozzi
    Gionata Mingozzi
    Gionata Mingozzi was an Italian footballer. He last played for Treviso in Serie B.-Career:Mingozzi started his career at Ravenna. He followed the team promoted from Eccellenza to Serie C2 within 2 years...

    , (1984–2008), Italian footballer
  • Solomon Mikhoels
    Solomon Mikhoels
    Solomon Mikhoels ; was a Soviet Jewish actor and the artistic director of the Moscow State Jewish Theater. Mikhoels served as the chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee during the Second World War...

     (1890–1948), Russian actor and Jewish activist
  • Darren Millane
    Darren Millane
    Darren "Pants" Millane was an Australian rules football player in the VFL/AFL for the Collingwood Football Club between 1984 and 1991.-AFL career:...

    , (1965–1991), Australian rules football
  • Fred Mills
    Fred Mills (musician)
    Fred Mills was University of Georgia music professor from 1996–2009, and a 1992 Grammy nominee who made more than 40 records as a trumpeter with the Canadian Brass quintet from 1972-1996....

    , (1935–2009), Canadian trumpeter and music professor
  • Margaret Mitchell
    Margaret Mitchell
    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American author and journalist. Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937 for her epic American Civil War era novel, Gone with the Wind, which was the only novel by Mitchell published during her lifetime.-Family:Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta,...

     (1900–1949), American author of Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind
    The slaves depicted in Gone with the Wind are primarily loyal house servants, such as Mammy, Pork and Uncle Peter, and these slaves stay on with their masters even after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 sets them free...

  • Tom Mix
    Tom Mix
    Thomas Edwin "Tom" Mix was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. He made a reported 336 films between 1910 and 1935, all but nine of which were silent features...

     (1880–1940), American actor
  • Carlos Monzón
    Carlos Monzón
    Carlos Monzón was an Argentine professional boxer who held the undisputed world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he successfully defended the title 14 times....

     (1942–1995), Argentinian boxer
  • Bob Moose
    Bob Moose
    Robert Ralph Moose Jr. was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1967 to 1976. Moose spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His best season came in 1969 when he posted a 14-3 won-loss record and a 2.91 Earned Run Average working equally as a starter and reliever...

     (1947–1976), American baseball player
  • Russell Mockridge
    Russell Mockridge
    Russell Mockridge was a racing cyclist from Geelong, Victoria, Australia. He died during a race, in collision with a bus....

    , Australian racing cyclist, (1928–1958). Died during a race, in collision with a bus.
  • Saúl Morales
    Saúl Morales
    Saúl Morales Corral was a Spanish racing cyclist, who was born in Madrid.Morales became a professional in 1999, at the Fuenlabrada team. That year his fellow team member Manuel Sanromá died during the Volta a Catalunya. Three years earlier, José Antonio Espinosa another Fuenlabrada member, died...

     (1973–2000), Spanish cyclist
  • Rob Moroso
    Rob Moroso
    Rob Moroso was a NASCAR racing driver who was champion of the NASCAR Busch Series in 1989, was posthumously awarded the 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year award...

     (1968–1990), NASCAR Winston Cup Driver
  • Mike Mosley
    Mike Mosley
    Mike Mosley , was an American racecar driver.Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Mosley died in an off-road vehicle accident near Riverside, California. His young son, Michael, was also riding in the van Mosley was driving, but was uninjured. He was a driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series...

     (1946–1984), IndyCar
    Champ Car
    Champ Car was the name for a class and specification of open wheel cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades, primarily for use in the Indianapolis 500 auto race...

  • Lucille Mulhall
    Lucille Mulhall
    Lucille Mulhall was a well known cowgirl and Wild West performer. She was raised on her family's Mulhall Ranch in Oklahoma Territory, near what is now Mulhall, Oklahoma...

     (1885–1940), cowgirl and Wild West performer (car)
  • Rich Mullins
    Rich Mullins
    Richard Wayne "Rich" Mullins was an American Contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter born in Richmond, Indiana. He had two sisters and two brothers....

     (1955–1997), Christian Music
    Christian music
    Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, penitence, and lament, and its forms vary widely across the world....

  • F.W. Murnau  (1888–1931), Film director of Nosferatu
  • Sir John Murray
    John Murray (oceanographer)
    Sir John Murray KCB FRS FRSE FRSGS was a pioneering Scottish oceanographer, marine biologist and limnologist.-Early life:...

     (1841–1914), Scots-Canadian marine biologist
  • Mike Muuss
    Mike Muuss
    Michael John Muuss was the author of the freeware network tool Ping.A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Muuss was a senior scientist specializing in geometric solid modeling, ray-tracing, MIMD architectures and digital computer networks at the United States Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen...

     (1958–2000), American computer programmer (creator of Ping
    Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer...

  • Maharajapuram Santhanam
    Maharajapuram Santhanam
    Sangeetha Kalanidhi Maharajapuram Santhanam , was one of the great Carnatic music vocalists of the 20th century. He was born in Sirunangur, a village in the state of Tamil Nadu. He followed the footsteps of his father Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer who was also a Carnatic singer.- Profile :Besides...

     (1928–1992), Guru
    A guru is one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom, and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others . Other forms of manifestation of this principle can include parents, school teachers, non-human objects and even one's own intellectual discipline, if the...

     and exponent of Indian Classical Music
    Indian classical music
    The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition. Indian classical music has also been significantly influenced by, or syncretised with, Indian folk music and Persian music. The Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music...


Name Nationality Death Birth Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Argentina , officially the Argentine Republic , is the second largest country in South America by land area, after Brazil. It is constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires...

1950 2005 blues
Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads...

 and metal
Heavy metal music
Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the Midlands of the United Kingdom and the United States...

/rock musician
Motorcycle Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson , often abbreviated H-D or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression...

route 5, km 71, Luján
Luján, Buenos Aires
Luján is a city in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, located 68 kilometres north west of the city of Buenos Aires. The city was founded in 1755 and has a population of 94,000 ....

, Buenos Aires province
Buenos Aires Province
The Province of Buenos Aires is the largest and most populous province of Argentina. It takes the name from the city of Buenos Aires, which used to be the provincial capital until it was federalized in 1880...

Japan 1944 2010 chief test driver
Test driver
In motor sports it is common to have one or more test drivers that work with the mechanics to help develop the vehicle by testing new systems on the track.-NASCAR:...

 and chief test engineer
Test Engineer
A hardware test engineer is a professional who determines how to create a process that would test a particular product in manufacturing, quality assurance or related area like RMA department, in order to assure that the product meets applicable specifications...

 of Toyota
Toyota Motor Corporation
, , , commonly known simply as Toyota and abbreviated as TMC, is a multinational automaker headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota Motor Corporation employed 317,734 people worldwide, and was the world's largest automobile manufacturer by production.The company was founded by...

Car Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Boos, Mayen-Koblenz
Boos, Mayen-Koblenz
Boos is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany....

Veered onto the path of a prototype BMW 3 Series, also on a testing exercise, frontally. All three occupants involved wore helmets.
Austria 1966 1991 Alpine skier
Alpine skiing
Alpine skiing is the sport of sliding down snow-covered hills on skis with fixed-heel bindings. Alpine skiing can be contrasted with skiing using free-heel bindings: Ski mountaineering and nordic skiing – such as cross-country; ski jumping; and Telemark. In competitive alpine skiing races four...

Car Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

United States 1966 1989 American football
American football
American football is a sport played between two teams of eleven with the objective of scoring points by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone. Known in the United States simply as football, it may also be referred to informally as gridiron football. The ball can be advanced by...

Car Suwanee, Georgia
Suwanee, Georgia
As of 2010 Suwanee had a population of 15,355. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 67.4% white, 10.8% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 18.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% reporting some other race and 2.3% reporting two or more races...

Veered off down an embankment into a tree eight miles from his team's training complex.


Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
John O'Quinn
John O'Quinn
John Maurice O'Quinn was a Texas trial lawyer and founding partner of The O'Quinn Law Firm . His firm made its business handling plaintiff's litigation, including representing clients suing breast implant manufacturers, medical facilities, and tobacco companies...

American 1941 2009 Lawyer Automobile Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet offered a station wagon body, built on the 1/2 ton truck frame. This model was specifically built for National Guard units and Civilian Conservation Corps units. Much of the body was constructed from wood, and could seat up to eight occupants....

Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of . Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of , which is the ...

, United States
O'Quinn was driving twice the 40 mph speed limit in the rain at 8 a.m. where his Suburban slammed into a tree, killing another occupant, whom neither wore seat belt.
Berry Oakley
Berry Oakley
Raymond Berry Oakley III , was an American bassist and one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.-Biography:...

American 1948 1972 bass guitarist Motorcycle Macon, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Macon is a city located in central Georgia, US. Founded at the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, it is part of the Macon metropolitan area, and the county seat of Bibb County. A small portion of the city extends into Jones County. Macon is the biggest city in central Georgia...

Metin Oktay
Metin Oktay
Metin Oktay nicknamed the Uncrowned King by Galatasaray fans, was a legendary Turkish footballer and one of the most successful goalscorers in Turkey....

Turkish 1936 1991 footballer Automobile Istanbul
Istanbul , historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople , is the largest city of Turkey. Istanbul metropolitan province had 13.26 million people living in it as of December, 2010, which is 18% of Turkey's population and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe after London and...

, Turkey
Mel Ott
Mel Ott
Melvin Thomas Ott , nicknamed "Master Melvin", was a Major League Baseball right fielder. He played his entire career for the New York Giants . Ott was born in Gretna, Louisiana. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed...

American 1909 1958 Baseball Hall of Famer Automobile New Orleans
Willem van Otterloo
Willem van Otterloo
Jan Willem van Otterloo was a Dutch conductor, cellist and composer.-Biography:Van Otterloo was born in Winterswijk, Gelderland, in the Netherlands, the son of William Frederik van Otterloo, a railway inspector, and his wife Anna Catharina Enderlé...

Dutch 1907 1978 Conductor Automobile St Kilda East, Victoria
St Kilda East, Victoria
St Kilda East is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. It is located within the Local Government Areas of the City of Glen Eira and the City of Port Phillip. At the 2006 Census, it had a population of 12,188.St Kilda East is one...

, Australia


Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Carlos Paião
Carlos Paião
Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião was a very popular singer and song-writer in Portugal.He represented Portugal at the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Playback....

Portugal 1957 1988 Singer-songwriter Automobile Van
Fran Papasedero
Fran Papasedero
Fran Papasedero was an Arena football player and coach. Papasedero coached the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators in the 2002 and 2003 seasons, having been appointed to replace Jay Gruden who wanted to resume his playing career at quarterback for the Predators. He had a 19-11 record and was...

United States 1969 2003 Arena football player/coach Automobile Lexus
is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. First introduced in 1989 in the United States, Lexus is now sold globally and has become Japan's largest-selling make of premium cars. The Lexus marque is marketed in over 70 countries and territories worldwide, and has...

Orlando, Florida Car lost control and rolled four times; ejected due to not wearing seat belt.
Michelle Parma United States 1975 2002 Actress Automobile Jeep
Simon Patterson
Simon Patterson (footballer)
Simon Patterson was an English footballer. He was born in Harrow, London, and signed for Watford on leaving Nower Hill High School in 1999....

England 1982 2006 Footballer Automobile BMW 328i
The saloon model was the first model sold of the 5th generation BMW 3 series. Debuting in the US in 2006, the E90 came in two trims, the 325i/xi and 330i/xi models...

George S. Patton
George S. Patton
George Smith Patton, Jr. was a United States Army officer best known for his leadership while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness.Patton was commissioned in the U.S. Army after his graduation from...

United States 1885 1945 General Automobile 1939 Cadillac Series 75 Near Mannheim
Mannheim is a city in southwestern Germany. With about 315,000 inhabitants, Mannheim is the second-largest city in the Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, following the capital city of Stuttgart....

, Germany
Died from complications 12 days after accident.
Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
Alan Jay Pakula was an American film director, writer and producer noted for his contributions to the conspiracy thriller genre.-Career:...

United States 1928 1998 Film producer Automobile 1995 Volvo
Mike Parkes
Mike Parkes
Michael Johnson Parkes was an English racing driver.He participated in 7 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on July 18, 1959. He achieved two podiums, and scored a total of 14 championship points. He also secured one pole position...

UK 1931 1977 Auto racer
Henri Paul
Henri Paul
Henri Paul was the Deputy Head of Security at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. He was the driver at the time of the car accident at the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris that killed him along with Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed on 31 August 1997. Bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was the sole survivor of...

France 1956 1997 Chauffeur Automobile Mercedes-Benz S280
Mercedes-Benz W140
The Mercedes-Benz W140 was a series of flagship vehicles manufactured by the German automotive company Mercedes-Benz. The car premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, with the first examples rolling off the production line on August 6, 1991. Short and long wheelbase sedans were offered...

Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma is an arch bridge in Paris, crossing the Seine. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on September 20, 1854....

 tunnel, Paris
See also Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
On 31 August 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the Mercedes-Benz W140, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Fayed's...

David Penhaligon
David Penhaligon
David Charles Penhaligon was a British politician from Cornwall who was a Liberal Member of Parliament from October 1974 until his death...

British 1944 1986 Politician Automobile Rover SD1
Rover SD1
Rover SD1 is both the code name and eventual production name given to a series of large executive cars made by British Leyland or BL through its Specialist, Rover Triumph and Austin Rover divisions from 1976 until 1986....

Truck Fork, Probus, Cornwall
Dražen Petrović
Dražen Petrovic
Dražen Petrović was a Yugoslav and Croatian professional basketball player. A shooting guard, he initially achieved success playing professional basketball in Europe in the 1980s before joining the American NBA in 1989...

Croatia , officially the Republic of Croatia , is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of the Mitteleuropa, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers ...

1964 1993 Basketball player Automobile Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
The Volkswagen Golf is a small family car manufactured by Volkswagen since 1974 and marketed worldwide across six generations, in various body configurations and under various nameplates – as the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada , and as the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico .The...

Bundesautobahn 9 near Denkendorf, Bavaria
Denkendorf, Bavaria
Denkendorf is a municipality in the district of Eichstätt in Bavaria in Germany....

, Germany
On a cloudy and rainy afternoon, the driver of a northbound semi-trailer truck swerved to avoid a collision with a car in his lane. The truck broke through the median, blocking all three southbound lanes. Seconds later, the car in which Petrović was a passenger hit the truck. The sleeping Petrović, who was not wearing a seat belt, died on impact. His girlfriend, who was driving, and another passenger in the car suffered grave injuries, but survived.
Bobby Phills
Bobby Phills
Bobby Ray Phills II was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets....

United States 1969 2000 Basketball player Automobile 1997 Porsche 993
Porsche 993
The Porsche 993 is the company's internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2010, Charlotte's population according to the US Census Bureau was 731,424, making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area had a 2009...

Mark Philo
Mark Philo
Mark William Philo was an English professional footballer. He was born in Bracknell, Berkshire and spent his whole professional career at Wycombe Wanderers. He died on 14 January 2006 in a road traffic collision.- Career :...

English 1984 2006 footballer car Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Astra
Astra is a model name which has been used by Vauxhall, the British subsidiary of General Motors , on their small family car ranges since 1979. Astras are technically essentially identical with similar vehicles offered by GM's German subsidiary Opel in most other European countries...

Andrea Pininfarina
Andrea Pininfarina
Andrea Pininfarina was an Italian engineer and manager, former CEO of the Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina, founded by his grandfather Battista "Pinin" Farina in 1930 and still controlled by the family...

Italian 1957 2008 engineer and manager, CEO of Pininfarina
Pininfarina S.p.A. is an Italian car design firm and coachbuilder in Cambiano, Italy.Founded as Società anonima Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in 1930 by automobile designer and builder Battista "Pinin" Farina, Pininfarina has been employed by a wide variety of high-end automobile manufacturers,...

scooter Vespa
Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian.The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A...

Ja'far Pishevari 1947 founder and chairman of short-lived Azerbaijan People's Government
Azerbaijan People's Government
The Azerbaijan People's Government was a short-lived, Soviet-backed client state in northern Iran. Established in Iranian Azerbaijan, the APG's capital was the city of Tabriz...

Vasek Polak American 1914 1997 racing team owner car 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S Died later from injuries sustained in an accident in a German autobahn
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock
Paul Jackson Pollock , known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety. He was regarded as a mostly reclusive artist. He had a volatile personality, and...

American 1912 1956 artist car 1950 Oldsmobile 88
Oldsmobile 88
The Oldsmobile 88 was a full-size car sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors and produced from 1949 until 1999. From 1950 to 1974 the 88 was the division's top-selling line, particularly the entry-level models such as the 88 and Dynamic 88...

Jim Pomeroy
Jim Pomeroy
Jim Pomeroy was a professional motocross racer. In 1973, he became the first American rider to win a FIM world championship motocross race when he rode a Bultaco Pursang to victory in the 1973 250cc Spanish motocross Grand Prix...

American 1952 2006 Motocrosser car Jeep Yakima, Washington Single vehicle, rollover accident
Cozy Powell
Cozy Powell
Colin Flooks , better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer who made his name with many major rock bands.-Early history:...

British 1947 1998 drummer with Whitesnake
Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, but by the mid 1980s they had moved to a more commercial hard rock style...

car Saab 9000
Saab 9000
The Saab 9000 is an automobile that was produced by the Swedish company Saab from 1984 to 1997. The 9000 was replaced by the 9-5 in the late 1997....

Powell's blood-alcohol reading shown that he was over the legal limit at the time of crash, also he was not wearing a seatbelt, and was talking to his girlfriend on his mobile phone whilst driving
Mobile phones and driving safety
Mobile phone use while driving is common, but dangerous. Due to the number of accidents that are related to cell phone use while driving, some jurisdictions have made the use of a cell phone while driving illegal. Others have enacted laws to ban handheld mobile phone use, but allow use of a...

Richie Powell
Richie Powell
Richie Powell was an American bebop jazz pianist.Powell was born into a musical family in New York City, and was the younger brother of Bud Powell...

1931 1956 jazz musician Automobile
Steve Prefontaine
Steve Prefontaine
Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was an American middle and long-distance runner. Prefontaine once held the American record in the seven distance track events from the 2,000 meters to the 10,000 meters...

American 1951 1975 athlete car MG MGB
The MGB is a sports car launched by MG Cars in May 1962 to replace the MGA. Introduced as a four-cylinder roadster, a coupé with 2+2 seating was added in 1965...

Eugene, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Eugene is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, at the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about east of the Oregon Coast.As of the 2010 U.S...

Car swerved, hit a rock wall, and flipped, trapping him underneath. A witness saw him alive beneath the car, but could not move the vehicle. By the time the witness returned with help, Prefontaine had died.
Rajesh Pilot
Rajesh Pilot
Rajesh Pilot was an Indian politician and a minister in the Government of India. He belonged to the Indian National Congress party and represented the Dausa constituency in Lok Sabha....

Indian 2000 Indian Minister and politician from Congress party car
Audie Pitre
Audie Pitre
Audie Thomas Pitre was an accomplished bass guitarist. He also added back-up vocals in Acid Bath and formed another band known as Shrüm . Pitre formed Shrüm with the idea to have two bass players, himself and Joseph J...

1970 1996 Bassist of music group Acid Bath
Acid Bath
Acid Bath was a seminal American sludge metal band from Houma, Louisiana that was active from 1991 to 1997. Acid Bath combined doom metal roots with influences from black metal, death metal, gothic rock, blues, folk, and country...

Buford Pusser
Buford Pusser
Buford Hayse Pusser was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee , from 1964 to 1970. Pusser is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices on the Mississippi-Tennessee state-line. His story has directly inspired several books, songs, movies and at...

1937 1974 Sheriff
A sheriff is in principle a legal official with responsibility for a county. In practice, the specific combination of legal, political, and ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly from country to country....

 of McNairy County, Tennessee
car Chevrolet Corvette
Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors that has been produced in six generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after...

Toše Proeski
Toše Proeski
Todor Toše Proeski was a Macedonian multi-genre singer, songwriter and actor. He was popular across the entire Balkan area and all around Eastern Europe, and locally he was considered a top act of the Macedonian music scene...

Macedonian 1981 2007 pop star Automobile Volkswagen Touareg
Volkswagen Touareg
The Volkswagen Touareg is a mid-size crossover SUV produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2002. The vehicle was named after the Tuareg people, a Berber-speaking group in North Africa...


Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Eric Qin
Eric Qin
Eric Lee Chin, also known as Eric Qin , was an American composer of experimental music. While studying at the Mannes College of Music in New York City in the early 1990s, Qin founded the Rough Assemblage composers' collective, along with Mark De Gli Antoni and Norman Yamada.Born and raised in New...

1967 1993 United States experimental music composer Bicycle Upper West Side
Upper West Side
The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 125th Street...

, Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

Valérie Quennessen
Valerie Quennessen
Valérie Quennessen was a French film actress.Quennessen was born in Paris and dedicated much of her childhood to pursuing her dream of becoming an acrobat. She quickly reached a level of competence and received an award for her expertise at the age of ten...

1957 1989 French Actress Car


Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Dottie Rambo
Dottie Rambo
Dottie Rambo was an American gospel singer and songwriter. She was a Grammy and multiple Dove Award-winning artist. Rambo, along with husband Buck and daughter Reba, formed the award-winning southern Gospel group, The Rambos...

1934 2008 United States Gospel Singer and Songwriter Tour Bus Mount Vernon, Missouri
Manjural Islam Rana
Manjural Islam Rana
Manjural Islam Rana , also known as Qazi Manjural Islam, was a Bangladeshi cricketer who played six Tests and 25 One Day Internationals for Bangladesh. Born in Khulna, Rana was a slow left arm orthodox bowler...

1984 2007 Bangladeshi cricketer Motorcycle
Joe Ranft
Joe Ranft
Joseph Henry "Joe" Ranft was an American screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist and voice actor who worked for Pixar and Disney. His brother, Jerome Ranft, is a sculptor who also worked on several Pixar movies....

1960 2005 United States animator Car California State Route 1
California State Route 1
State Route 1 , more often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. It is famous for running along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, leading to its designation as an All-American Road.Highway 1 does not run...

, Mendocino County, California
Mendocino County, California
Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of the U.S. state of California, north of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and west of the Central Valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841, up from 86,265 at the 2000 census...

Razzle 1960 1984 United Kingdom Hanoi Rocks
Hanoi Rocks
Hanoi Rocks was a Finnish rock band formed in 1979, whose most successful period came in the early 1980s. The band broke up in 1985 after the death of their drummer, Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley...

Automobile De Tomaso Pantera
De Tomaso Pantera
The Pantera was a sports car produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy from 1971 to 1991, the last one being delivered to a customer in 1992.The word "Pantera" is Italian for "Panther".-History:...

Car was driven by its owner, Vince Neil
Vince Neil
Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.-Early life:Neil was born in Hollywood, California to Odie and Shirley Wharton...

 who crashed whilst driving intoxicated as well was speeding
Clay Regazzoni
Clay Regazzoni
Gianclaudio Giuseppe "Clay" Regazzoni was a Swiss racing car driver. He competed in Formula One races from 1970 to 1980, winning five Grands Prix. His first win was the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in his debut season, driving for Ferrari. He remained with the Italian team until...

1939 2006 Swiss Retired racing driver Car Chrysler Voyager
Chrysler Voyager
The Chrysler Voyager or Chrysler Grand Voyager is a minivan sold by the Chrysler division of American automobile manufacturer Chrysler Group LLC...

A1 Autostrada, near Parma
Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its ham, its cheese, its architecture and the fine countryside around it. This is the home of the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world....

Don Rich
Don Rich
Donald Eugene Ulrich, best known by the stage name Don Rich was a country musician who helped develop the Bakersfield sound in the early 1960s. He was a noted guitarist and fiddler, and a member of the Buckaroos, the backing band of country singer Buck Owens.-Biography:Donald Eugene Ulrich was...

1941 1974 United States Country music singer; member of Buck Owens
Buck Owens
Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. , better known as Buck Owens, was an American singer and guitarist who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band, the Buckaroos...

' Buckaroos
Motorcycle Near Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County, California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, to the north and south respectively....

Struck a guardrail after losing control of his motorcycle on Highway 99
California State Route 99
California State Route 99 , commonly known as Highway 99 or, simply, as 99 , is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of California, stretching almost the entire length of the Central Valley...

 north of Bakersfield, while traveling to Morro Bay
Morro Bay, California
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,234, down from 10,350 at the 2000 census.- History :...

 for a family vacation.
Kenny Robinson 1969 1999 United States Major league baseball pitcher Car Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States. The city is located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The 2010 United States Census puts the city's population at 520,116 with a metropolitan area population at 1,020,200...

Tom Rodgers 1987 2009 British Downhill racer
Downhill cycling
Downhill biking is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock, usually starting at intervals of 30 seconds , on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete. Riders come from all around the world. Riders are timed with equipment similar to...

Car Peugeot 306
Peugeot 306
The Peugeot 306 is a small family car built by the French car manufacturer Peugeot from 1993 to 2002 replacing the 309. Peugeot gave the 306 many updates and aesthetic changes to keep up the competition but it was replaced by the 307 in 2001. Cabriolet and estate versions continued until 2002...

Mearbeck Car that he and Ben Ineson was travelled in left the road and struck into a tree
Joe Rollino
Joe Rollino
Joseph "Joe" Rollino was a decorated World War II veteran, weightlifter, and strongman. The son of Italian immigrants, Rollino dubbed himself the world's strongest man in the 1920s, moving with his back during the prime of his career.-Early life and career:Rollino was born and raised in Coney...

1905 2010 United States Strongman
Strongman (strength athlete)
In the 19th century, the term strongman referred to an exhibitor of strength or circus performers of similar ilk who displayed feats of strength such as the bent press , supporting large amounts of...

Pedestrian n/a Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York Crossing street 40 ft (12.2 m) from nearest crosswalk.
Jean Rondeau
Jean Rondeau
Jean Rondeau was a French race car driver and constructor, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1980, in a car bearing his own name, an achievement which remains unique in the history of the race.-Early career:Rondeau drove briefly in Formula Renault before moving to saloon cars...

1946 1985 France racing driver and race car builder Car Champagné Attempted to drive through a closed level crossing to follow a police car and was struck by a train
Darrell Russell 1976 2005 United States American footballer Car Pontiac Grand Prix
Pontiac Grand Prix
Picking up where the Pontiac Ventura model left off, the Grand Prix first appeared in the Pontiac line for 1962. It was essentially a standard Pontiac Catalina coupe with minimal outside chrome trim and a sportier interior...

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles , with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621, is the most populous city in California, USA and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. It has an area of , and is located in Southern California...

Car was driven by former teammate Michael Bastianelli, who was also killed
Porfirio Rubirosa
Porfirio Rubirosa
Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza was a Dominican diplomat and adherent of Rafael Trujillo. He made his mark as an international playboy, for his jet setting lifestyle, and his legendary prowess with women...

1909 1965 Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of La Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries...

Dominican diplomat Car Ferrari Paris, France Crashed into a tree whilst driving intoxicated
Frank Ryan 1960 2010 American Plastic surgeon
Plastic surgery
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. Though cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is the best-known kind of plastic surgery, most plastic surgery is not cosmetic: plastic surgery includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand...

Car 1995 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler is a subcompact four-wheel drive sport utility vehicle and an off-road vehicle manufactured by American automaker Chrysler, under its Jeep marque – and now in its fourth generation. It is a successor to the famous World War II 'Jeep' vehicle by way of the Willys civilian...

California State Route 1
California State Route 1
State Route 1 , more often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. It is famous for running along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, leading to its designation as an All-American Road.Highway 1 does not run...

, Malibu, California
Car drove off the cliff, his passenger Jill the dog was thrown out of the vehicle but survived with some minor injuries. Accident is likely to have been caused by "tweeting" whilst driving
Texting while driving
Texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. The practice has been viewed by many people and authorities as dangerous. It has also been ruled as the cause of some motor...


Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Silvester Sabolčki
Silvester Sabolčki
Silvester Sabolčki was a Croatian footballer who played as a winger....

Croatian 1979 2003 footballer Car Audi A3
Audi A3
The Audi A3 is a small family car produced by the German automaker Audi since 1996. Two generations of A3 exist, both based on the Volkswagen Group A platform, which they share with several other models such as the Audi TT, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Caddy and Volkswagen Touran as well as SEAT...

Varaždin is a city in north Croatia, north of Zagreb on the highway A4. The total population is 47,055, with 38,746 on of the city settlement itself . The centre of Varaždin county is located near the Drava river, at...

, Croatia
Croatia , officially the Republic of Croatia , is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of the Mitteleuropa, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers ...

The vehicle, driven by Sabolčki, was torn apart upon hitting two light poles and traffic signs at high speed. Sabolčki and two other passengers in the vehicle were ejected from it and killed instantly.
Stephane Sallaz French 1975 1999 racing driver Car
Salvador Sánchez
Salvador Sánchez
Salvador Sánchez Narváez was a Mexican boxer born in the town of Santiago Tianguistenco, Estado de México. Many of his contemporaries as well as boxing writers believe that, had it not been for his premature death, Sanchez could have gone on to become the greatest Featherweight boxer of all time...

Mexican 1959 1982 boxer
Richard Sanders
Richard Sanders (wrestler)
Richard Sanders was an Olympic wrestler from the United States. He won a silver medal in both the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, the flyweight division, and the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in Germany in the bantamweight division. Both medals were won in freestyle wrestling...

American 1945 1972 amateur wrestler
Jessica Savitch
Jessica Savitch
Jessica Beth Savitch was an American television broadcaster and news reporter, host of PBS' Frontline and New York weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News during the short-lived Roger Mudd/Tom Brokaw era....

American 1947 1983 journalist
Josef Schnitzer
Schnitzer Motorsport
Schnitzer Motorsport is a motorsport team based in Freilassing near Munich, Germany. From the early days of its establishment, the team has operated an automobile racing squad for BMW, and has remarkable results in touring car and sports car racing scenes....

German 1939 1978 racing driver and founder of Schnitzer Motorsport
Schnitzer Motorsport
Schnitzer Motorsport is a motorsport team based in Freilassing near Munich, Germany. From the early days of its establishment, the team has operated an automobile racing squad for BMW, and has remarkable results in touring car and sports car racing scenes....

Henry Schultz
Henry Schultz
Henry Schultz was an American economist and statistician, one of the founders of econometrics.-Life:Henry Schultz was born on September 4, 1893 in a Polish family in Szarkowszczyzna, the Russian Empire...

American 1893 1938 economist
Gaetano Scirea
Gaetano Scirea
Gaetano Scirea was an Italian football player who is considered one of the greatest defenders of all-time.Scirea is one of only five players in European football history to have won all international trophies for football clubs recognized by UEFA and FIFA...

Italian 1953 1989 footballer
Malik Sealy
Malik Sealy
Malik Sealy was an American professional basketball player, active from 1992 until his death in an automobile accident at the age of 30...

American 1970 2000 basketball player
W. G. Sebald
W. G. Sebald
W. G. Maximilian Sebald was a German writer and academic. At the time of his death at the age of 57, he was being cited by many literary critics as one of the greatest living authors and had been tipped as a possible future winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature...

German 1944 2001 writer and academic
Mihail Sebastian
Mihail Sebastian
-Life:Sebastian was born to a Jewish family in Brăila. After finishing his secondary studies, Sebastian went on to study law in Bucharest, but was soon attracted to the literary life and the exciting ideas of the new generation of Romanian intellectuals, as epitomized by the literary group...

Jewish Romanian 1907 1945 writer
Donald Sellers
Donald Sellers
Donald Ray Sellers was an American football player, playing professionally at wide receiver for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe....

American 1974 2001 football player
Mike Sharperson
Mike Sharperson
Michael Tyrone Sharperson was an infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays , Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves . Sharperson batted and threw right-handed...

1961 1996 Baseball player
Alexis Gewertz Shepard
Alexis Gewertz Shepard
Alexis Gewertz Shepard was a folk singer-songwriter. She led the Alexis Shepard Band, also including John Rapoza, Jerry O'Hare, and Mike Aiello. She was hit by a truck and died while riding her bicycle in Cambridge, Massachusetts...

1969 1998 folk singer-songwriter
Larisa Shepitko
Larisa Shepitko
-Early Life:She went to the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow as a student of Alexander Dovzhenko. She was a student of Dovzhenko's for 18 months until he died in 1956. Shepitko graduated from VGIK in 1963 with her prize winning diploma film Heat, made when she was 22 years old...

Soviet Russia 1938 1979 film director
Alexander Fu Sheng
Alexander Fu Sheng
Alexander Fu Sheng was a major Hong Kong martial arts film star in the 1970s.-Biography:...

Hong Kong 1954 1983 martial arts actor
Gene Shoemaker
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Eugene Merle Shoemaker , American geologist, was one of the founders of the fields of planetary science....

American 1928 1997 (astro)geologist and astronomer Car Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

Head-on collision on the Tanami Road near Alice Springs.
Karen Silkwood
Karen Silkwood
Karen Gay Silkwood was an American labor union activist and chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood's job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods...

American 1946 1974 labor activist
Wayne Simmons
Wayne Simmons (American football)
Wayne General Simmons was an American football linebacker in the National Football League.Simmons, an integral part of Clemson's #1 ranked defense in 1990, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 15th pick of the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft. Simmons played for Green Bay for four and a...

American 1969 2002 American football player
Peter Slaghuis
Peter Slaghuis
Peter Slaghuis was a Dutch DJ, producer and remixer, whose work was mostly released under the name Hithouse ....

Nederland 1961 1991 DJ
Disc jockey
A disc jockey, also known as DJ, is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, "disc" referred to phonograph records, not the later Compact Discs. Today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter the medium.There are several types of disc jockeys...

, producer
Record producer
A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music...

 and remix
A remix is an alternative version of a recorded song, made from an original version. This term is also used for any alterations of media other than song ....

Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith was an American blues singer.Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s...

American 1894 1937 blues singer
Darren Smith Australian 1965 1992 cyclist Cycling bike Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Queensland
Gold Coast is a coastal city of Australia located in South East Queensland, 94km south of the state capital Brisbane. With a population approximately 540,000 in 2010, it is the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in the country, and also the most populous...

Just months after competing at the Barcelona Olympics Gold Coaster Smith was killed in a road accident while training. The coastal training route along the Gold Coast Oceanway
Gold Coast Oceanway
The Gold Coast Oceanway is a foreshoreway along beaches in Gold Coast, Queensland. The Gold Coast Oceanway is a shared use pedestrian and cyclist pathway on the Gold Coast, connecting the Point Danger lighthouse on the New South Wales and Queensland border to the Gold Coast Seaway...

 and various cycling events have been named in his honour.
Horace Smith-Dorrien
Horace Smith-Dorrien
General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien GCB, GCMG, DSO, ADC was a British soldier and commander of the British II Corps and Second Army of the BEF during World War I.-Early life and career:...

British 1858 1930 soldier
Ronnie Smith British 2003 motorcycle racer and journalist Scooter
Dan Snyder
Dan Snyder
Daniel Snyder was a professional Canadian ice hockey player. He played as a centre in the National Hockey League for the Atlanta Thrashers...

Canadian 1978 2003 ice hockey player
Bahattin Sofuoğlu
Bahattin Sofuoglu
Bahattin Sofuoğlu, , was a successful motorcycle racer for the Turkish Honda team.As the son of a motorcycle dealer, he started racing in 1997 at the age of nineteen...

Croatian 1978 2002 motorcycle racer
François Sterchele
François Sterchele
François Sterchele was a Belgian footballer who played for Club Brugge. The striker was the top scorer of the Jupiler League in 2006-07. Sterchele died in a single-person car accident on May 8, 2008.-Club career:...

Belgian 1982 2008 soccer player
Lynn Strait
Lynn Strait
James Lynn Strait was the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band Snot. He died in a car accident on December 11, 1998 at the age of 30.-Biography:...

American 1968 1998 vocalist with Snot
Italo Svevo
Italo Svevo
Aron Ettore Schmitz , better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo, was an Italian writer and businessman, author of novels, plays, and short stories.- Biography :...

Italian 1861 1928 writer


  • Koki Takahashi (1987–2011), Japanese motorcycle racer
  • Tomoyuki Taniguchi (1961–1990), Japanese athlete
  • Otilino Tenorio
    Otilino Tenorio
    Otilino Tenorio was an Ecuadorian footballer.-Biography:Tenorio was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. His nickname was 'Spiderman', because when he scored a goal in a football match he would cover his head with a Spider-Man mask as he celebrated.He joined Emelec of Guayaquil when he was eleven, and went...

     (1980–2005), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Derrick Thomas
    Derrick Thomas
    Derrick Vincent Thomas , nicknamed D.T., was an American football linebacker and defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League . He played his entire 11-year career for the Chiefs after being drafted fourth overall in the 1989 NFL Draft...

     (1967–2000), American football player
  • Thuy Trang
    Thuy Trang
    Thuy Trang was a Vietnamese American actress. She was best known for her role as Trini Kwan, the original Yellow Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series.-Early life:...

     (1973–2001), American actress
  • Stacey Toran
    Stacey Toran
    Stacey Toran was an American football defensive back. He played for the Los Angeles Raiders for five seasons. He was killed in an automobile accident. A native of Indianapolis and a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, Toran was a member of the Broad Ripple 1980 IHSAA Boys' Basketball State...

     (1961–1989), American football player
  • Judy Tyler
    Judy Tyler
    Judy Tyler was an American actress.-Early life and career:Born Judith Mae Hess in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she came from a show business family and was encouraged to study dance and acting...

     (1932–1957), American actress
  • Nicola Trussardi
    Nicola Trussardi
    Nicola Trussardi was an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur.-Career:Trussardi was born in Bergamo, Lombardy....

     (1942–1999), Italian Fashion Designer
  • Viktor Tsoy (1962–1990), Russian Poet and Rock-musician


Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
José Uribe
Jose Uribe
José Altagracia González Uribe was a Dominican Major League Baseball shortstop from until . Most of his ten-year career was spent with the San Francisco Giants...

Dominican 1959 2006 Former Major League baseball player Car Juan Baron, Palenque
Sabana Grande de Palenque
Sabana Grande de Palenque is a municipality of the San Cristóbal province in the Dominican Republic.-History:It was elevated to the category of municipal district of the San Cristóbal municipality on January 1, 1945 and to the category of municipality in 1997 by the Dominican...

, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a nation on the island of La Hispaniola, part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. The western third of the island is occupied by the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands that are shared by two countries...

Joe Unser American 1896 1929 Indycar driver, 1st Gen. member of the Unser racing family Car FWD Coleman Special US-85 highway, Littleton, Colorado
Littleton, Colorado
Littleton is a Home Rule Municipality contained in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Littleton is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. Littleton is the county seat of Arapahoe County and the 20th most populous city in the state of...

Killed whilst testing for the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana...

Javier Urruticoechea
Javier Urruticoechea
Francisco Javier González Urruticoechea , aka Urruti, was a Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper....

Spanish 1952 2001 Football goalkeeper Car Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. Mercedes-Benz is a division of its parent company, Daimler AG...

B-20 or Ronda de Dalt, Barcelona
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid, and the capital of Catalonia, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of...

, Spain
impacted central barrier between exits 14 and 15


Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Vivian Vachon
Vivian Vachon
Vivian Vachon was a female professional wrestler. She was the sister of wrestlers Maurice and Paul Vachon. She was also the aunt of wrestler Luna Vachon...

Canadian 1951 1991 professional wrestler Car near Montreal
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...

, Quebec
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....

Her daughter, a passenger in Vachon's vehicle, also died in the crash
Dickie Valentine
Dickie Valentine
Dickie Valentine was an English pop singer in the 1950s.-Early life:Valentine was born Richard Maxwell , though Valentine was known as Richard Bryce as his mother later married Bryce and gave her young son the same name. He was born in Marylebone, London...

British 1929 1971 Singer Car Hillman Avenger
Hillman Avenger
The Hillman Avenger was a rear-wheel drive small family car originally manufactured under the Hillman marque by the Rootes Group from 1970–1976, and made by Chrysler Europe from 1976–1981 as the Chrysler Avenger and finally the Talbot Avenger...

Glangrwyney, near Crickhowell
Crickhowell is a small town in Powys, Mid Wales.-Location:The name Crickhowell is taken from that of the nearby Iron Age hill fort of Crug Hywel above the town, the Welsh language name being anglicised by map-makers and local English-speaking people...

, Wales
American 1957 2011 Adult actress Car U.S. Route 83
U.S. Route 83
U.S. Route 83 is one of the longest north–south U.S. Highways in the United States, at . Only four other north–south routes are longer: U.S. Routes 1, 41, 59 and 87. The highway's northern terminus is north of Westhope, North Dakota, at the Canadian border, where it continues as...

, Leakey, Texas
Leakey, Texas
Leakey is a city in and the county seat of Real County, Texas, United States. The population was 387 at the 2000 census. A U.S. Census Bureau estimate of July 1, 2008, placed the population at 359....

Rear-end collision
Rear-end collision
A rear-end collision is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it, usually caused by tailgating or panic stops...

 into a pickup truck
Pickup truck
A pickup truck is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area .-Definition:...

, did not wear seatbelt at time of accident due that her large breast made it too small to fit her
Ivo Van Damme
Ivo Van Damme
Ivo Van Damme was a Belgian middle distance runner.Van Damme was born in Dendermonde. He played football until he was 16, but then switched to athletics...

Belgian 1954 1976 middle distance runner (athletics) Car Marseille
Marseille , known in antiquity as Massalia , is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of . The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of...

, France
Michael Ventris
Michael Ventris
Michael George Francis Ventris, OBE was an English architect and classical scholar who, along with John Chadwick, was responsible for the decipherment of Linear B.Ventris was educated in Switzerland and at Stowe School...

British 1922 1956 the decipherer of Linear B
Linear B
Linear B is a syllabic script that was used for writing Mycenaean Greek, an early form of Greek. It pre-dated the Greek alphabet by several centuries and seems to have died out with the fall of Mycenaean civilization...



Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Billy Walker
Billy Walker (musician)
William Marvin Walker , better known as Billy Walker, was an American country music singer and guitarist best-known for his 1962 hit, " Charlie's Shoes"...

American 1929 2006 country singer tour van Interstate 65
Interstate 65
Interstate 65 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States. The southern terminus is located at an intersection with Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, and its northern terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 90 , U.S. Route 12, and U.S...

, Fort Deposit, Alabama
Fort Deposit, Alabama
Fort Deposit is a town in Lowndes County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,270. It is part of the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area....

Three passengers in Walker's vehicle — his wife, Bettie, and two members of his band — were also killed. A fourth passenger survived with serious injuries.
Wang Donglei
Wang Donglei
Wang Donglei was a Chinese footballer. He played for Nanjing Yoyo in Chinese Jia League....

China 1985 2008 footballer car Nanjing
' is the capital of Jiangsu province in China and has a prominent place in Chinese history and culture, having been the capital of China on several occasions...

, Jiangsu
' is a province of the People's Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. The name comes from jiang, short for the city of Jiangning , and su, for the city of Suzhou. The abbreviation for this province is "苏" , the second character of its name...

Chris von Wangenheim
Chris von Wangenheim
Christoph von Wangenheim was a top professional fashion photographer of the late 1960s through early 1980s.-Biography:Christoph was born in Brieg near Breslau, Germany Christoph von Wangenheim (21 February 1942 – 9 March 1981) was a top professional fashion photographer of the late 1960s...

Germany 1942 1981 fashion photographer car
Mary Ward
Mary Ward (scientist)
Mary Ward was an Irish amateur scientist who was killed when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. As the event occurred in 1869, she is the world's first known motor vehicle accident victim...

Ireland 1827 1869 Scientist possibly the world's earliest road accident fatality
John L. Wasserman
John l. Wasserman
John L. Wasserman was an entertainment critic for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1964 until the time of his death in 1979...

American 1938 1979 columnist
Dottie West
Dottie West
Dottie West was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and co-recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists...

American 1932 1991 Country singer Car Briley Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home...

A neighbor who drove her to the Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that has presented the biggest stars of that genre since 1925. It is also among the longest-running broadcasts in history since its beginnings as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM-AM...

 after her car stalled lost control at an exit. West believed she was not seriously hurt, but was actually gravely injured; she died from her injuries five days later.
Nathanael West
Nathanael West
Nathanael West was a US author, screenwriter and satirist.- Early life :...

American 1903 1940 writer
Bluey Wilkinson
Bluey Wilkinson
Arther George "Bluey" Wilkinson was an international speedway rider. Wilkinson was Speedway World Champion in 1938 after narrowly missing out on winning the inaugural Championship in 1936.-Early life:Wilkinson was nicknamed "Bluey" because of his red hair...

Australia 1911 1940 motorcycle speedway rider motorcycle
Whayne Wilson
Whayne Wilson
Whayne Wilson Harris was a Costa Rican professional footballer.-Club career:...

Costa Rica 1975 2005 footballer
Carol Willis American 1949 1971 Playboy Playmate Car
Bob Wollek
Bob Wollek
Bob Wollek , nicknamed "Brilliant Bob", was a race car driver from Strasbourg, France. He was killed on March 16, 2001 at age 57 in a road accident in Florida while riding a bicycle back to his accommodation after the day's practice sessions for the following day's race, the 12 Hours of...

French 1943 2001 race car driver bicycle U.S. Route 98, Florida
U.S. Route 98 in Florida
U.S. Route 98 is an east-west United States highway that runs from western Mississippi to southern Florida. It was established in 1933 as a route between Pensacola, Florida and Apalachicola, Florida, and has since been extended eastward across the Florida Peninsula and westward into Mississippi...

Collision with a van driven by an elderly driver
Freda Wright-Sorce
Freda Wright-Sorce
Freda Wright-Sorce was the wife of Don Geronimo, half of the duo of the Don and Mike Show, a syndicated radio program in the United States...

1955 2005 radio personality
Rolf Wütherich
Rolf Wütherich
Rudolf Karl Wütherich was a German mechanic and race car driver. The former skydiver was a personal friend of James Dean and became famous for being in the car with the actor in his fatal car crash on September 30, 1955. Wütherich, himself badly injured, received hate mail from Dean fans who...

German 1927 1981 James Dean
James Dean
James Byron Dean was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause , in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark...

's passenger during his fatal crash
car Honda Civic
Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is a line of subcompact and subsequently compact cars made and manufactured by Honda. The Civic, along with the Accord and Prelude, comprised Honda's vehicles sold in North America until the 1990s, when the model lineup was expanded...

Kupferzell is a town in the district of Hohenlohe in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The largest neighbouring towns are Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall . The town is named after the Kupfer river that flows through it....

Driving under the influence
Driving under the influence is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit...

 when he fatally crashed.
N.C. Wyeth American 1882 1945 artist and illustrator

X, Y, Z

Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
1981 1999 Country Musume
Country musume
is an all-female Japanese pop group within Hello! Project.- History :Country Musume was formed in 1999 and was billed as "Country Girls from Hokkaidō". The initial group consisted of members and Hokkaidō natives Rinne Toda, Azusa Kobayashi, and Hiromi Yanagihara....

1968 1991 Soviet footballer
1941 1997 Nintendo
is a multinational corporation located in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel....

1977 2005 ice hockey player
1926 1983 American football player
1977 2004 Moroccan footballer
1958 1983 Russian alpine skier
1847 1878 Russian mathematician

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