List of people who died in road accidents

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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. Passengers of a vehicle are indicated in parentheses on the "mode of transport field".


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Abe, NorifumiNorifumi Abe1975200732 yearsJapanesemotorcycle racerscooterYamaha XP 500 TMAXKawasaki, Kanagawa, JapanCollision with a lorry, who made an illegal u-turn in front of him, when he was riding his motorcycle.[nb 1][1][2]
Adams, FrankFrank Adams1930198958 yearsBritishmathematiciancar
Adelabu, AdegokeAdegoke Adelabu1915195842 yearsNigerianpoliticiancar
Adenhart, NickNick Adenhart1986200922 yearsAmericanbaseball pitchercarMitsubishi EclipseFullerton, California[nb 2]
Adonis, AdrianAdrian Adonis1954198833 yearsAmericanprofessional wrestlercarLewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada[nb 3]
Aldridge, MartinMartin Aldridge1974200025 yearsBritishfootballercarPeugeotA45, England[nb 4][3]
Allen, SteveSteve Allen1921200078 yearsAmericanactor, songwriter, authorcarEncino, California[nb 5]
Allman, DuaneDuane Allman1946197124 yearsAmericanguitaristmotorcycleHarley-DavidsonMacon, Georgia[nb 6]
Amalrik, AndreiAndrei Amalrik1938198042 yearsRussianwritercarNear Guadalajara, Spain[nb 7]
Andolsek, EricEric Andolsek1966199225 yearsAmericanfootball playerstationaryThibodaux, Louisiana[nb 8]
Anglin, JackJack Anglin1916196346 yearsAmericanCountry music singercarMadison, Tennessee[nb 9]
Angulo, ÁlexÁlex Angulo1953201461 yearsSpanishactorcarFuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain[4]
Armenulić, SilvanaSilvana Armenulić1939197637 yearsBosniansingercarFord GranadaKolari, Smederevo, YugoslaviaThe car was reportedly travelling 130 km/h (81 mph), when it collided with a FAP truck.[5]
Arruza, CarlosCarlos Arruza1920196646 yearsMexicanbullfightercar
Ashby, DonDon Ashby1955198126 yearsCanadianice hockey playercar
Asparuhov, GeorgiGeorgi Asparuhov1943197128 yearsBulgarianfootballercar
al-Assad, BasilBasil al-Assad1962199431 yearsSyrianeldest son and heir of president of SyriacarMercedes-BenzDamascus, SyriaWhile driving his car at high speed through fog in the early hours of the morning,[6] Bassel is said to have collided with a motorway roundabout without wearing a seatbelt, and he died instantly.[7][8]
Astrid of Sweden1905193529 yearsSwedishQueen of the Belgianscar (passenger)Packard One-Twenty convertibleKüssnacht am Rigi, near Lake Lucerne, Schwyz, SwitzerlandAs the Queen pointed out something on a map to her husband, the car went off the road, down a steep slope, and slammed into a pear tree. Queen Astrid's body was ejected from the car and collided with the trunk of the tree, while the car slammed into a second tree.
Armstrong, RegReg Armstrong1926197952 yearsIrishmotorcycle racermotorcycle
Audret, PascalePascale Audret1936200063 yearsFrenchactresscar (passenger)Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, France[9]
Aus, LauriLauri Aus1970200332 yearsEstonianprofessional cyclistbicycleTartu, EstoniaAus was struck by a truck during a workout session.[10]


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Christian Bakkerud1984201126 yearsDanishRetired racing drivercarAudi RS6Putney Heath near Wimbledon CommonInvestigations ongoing.[11][12]
Bajraktarević, MirsadaMirsada Bajraktarević1951197625 yearsBosniansingercarFord GranadaKolari, Smederevo, YugoslaviaThe car was reportedly travelling 130 km/h (81 mph), when it collided with a FAP truck.[5]
Harry Bamford[13]1920195838 yearsEnglandfootballermotorcycleBristol, EnglandCollided with a car. He remained in hospital for three days before finally dying from his injuries on 31 October.
Maurice Banach1967199124 yearsGermanfootballercarOpel Omega KombiAutobahn near Remscheid, Germany
Ian Bannen1928199971 yearsScottishactorcarRenault LagunaKnockies Straight, ScotlandWith his wife driving, hit a verge and the vehicle overturned.
Gerhard Barkhorn1919198363 yearsGermanWorld War II Luftwaffe fighter acecarCologne, GermanyCrashed during a winter storm killing his wife and fatally injuring himself.
Roland Barthes1915198064 yearsFrenchPhilosopherpedestrianParis, FranceHit by a laundry van while walking home from a lunch party hosted by François Mitterrand.
Jeff Batters1970199625 yearsAmericanIce hockey playercarPickup TruckTrans-Canada Highway Canmore, Alberta, CanadaDriving the wrong way down a highway access ramp at 4am, the truck drove off the road and rolled. Jeff Batters was ejected and crushed by the truck. Another passenger, 18-year old Sherri Kalan was also killed. Police botched the investigation and could not determine who was driving, so all charges were dropped.
Chris Bell1951197827 yearsAmericanBig Star musiciancarTriumph TR7
Brad Beckman1964198924 yearsAmericanAmerican football playercarLilburn, GeorgiaIn icy conditions, the driver (Jeff Modesitt) bumped the rear of another vehicle and skidded into the northbound lanes of the interstate. When the driver got out to inspect the damage with Beckman still sitting in the car, a tractor trailer rig slammed into the side of the car killing Beckman instantly and critically injuring Modesitt.
Lamont Bentley1973200531 yearsAmericanActorcarMercedes-BenzSimi Valley, CaliforniaExited the highway at high-speed, ran a stop sign, went through a chain-link fence, rolled down an embankment, ejected through moonroof, and run over by five other vehicles.
Rob Bironas1978201436 yearsAmericanNFL kickercarGMCNashville, Tennessee
J. Stuart Blackton1875194166 yearsAmericanFilm producer
Bill Boaks1904198681 yearsBritishPolitical campaigner for road safetybusBoaks was injured in a minor road traffic accident while getting off a bus. His death in hospital two years later was the result of complications from the head injuries sustained.
Marc Bolan1947197729 yearsBritishT.Rex musiciancar (passenger)Mini 1275GTQueens Ride, Barnes Common, southwest LondonDriver was girlfriend Gloria Jones.[14]
Franco Bonvicini "Bonvi"1941199554 yearsItaliancomic book artistpedestrianCitroen PallasBologna, ItalyHit by a car while crossing the street
D. Boon1958198527 yearsAmericanThe Minutemen musicianvanWas sleeping on the van when it crashed
Luc Bourdon1987200821 yearsCanadianIce hockey playermotorcycleSuzuki GSX-R1000Lamèque, New BrunswickRan into the back of a tractor-trailer after losing control of the motorbike.
Peter "Possum" Bourne1956200347 yearsNew ZealandRally drivercarSubaru ForesterRace to the Sky track, Cardrona, New ZealandDuring course inspection, Bourne collided head on with a competitor's Jeep Cherokee who was later charged for dangerous driving
Dennis Brain1921195736 yearsBritishHorn virtuosocarTriumph TR2
Jaime Bravo1932197037 yearsMexicanMatadorcar
Nino Bravo1944197328 yearsSpanishSinger and songwritercarBMW 2800Villarrubio, Cuenca
Gianni Brera1919199273 yearsItaliansports journalist and novelistcarCodogno, Lodi, Italy
Michel Brière1949197121 yearsCanadianNHL playercarMercury CougarQuebec Route 117, Val-d'OrCrashed his car on May 15, 1970 and was ejected, suffering major head trauma. Died 11 months after the accident without regaining consciousness.
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann1940197535 yearsGermanPoet
Gladys Brockwell1893192935 yearsAmericanactresscarVentura HighwayMale friend driver, who later said he'd been blinded by dust in an eye, went off road and over a 75 foot embankment, she was crushed under the car.
Norman Brookman1884194965 yearsAustralianPoliticiancarSouth Road, Noarlunga, South AustraliaHead-on collision with 4-ton truck.
Herb Brooks1937200366 yearsAmericanIce hockey coach, most notably of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team.carInterstate 35 in Washington County, MinnesotaBelieved to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Was not wearing a seat belt.
Clifford Brown1930195625 yearsAmericanjazz trumpeter aka "Brownie"car (passenger)west of Bedford, PennsylvaniaPowell's wife Nancy was driving at night in the rain on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, she lost control of the car and it went off the road.[15] All three were killed in the resulting crash.
Jerome Brown1965199227 yearsAmericanAmerican football playercarChevrolet Corvette ZR1Brooksville, FloridaLost control of his car at high speed and hit a power pole. His nephew, a passenger in the car, was also killed.
Jean Bugatti1909193930 yearsFrenchAutomotive designercarBugatti Type 57S Tank
Brandon Burlsworth1976199922 yearsAmericanAmerican football playercarnear Alpena, Arkansas[16]
Cliff Burton1962198624 yearsAmericanMetallica bass guitaristtour busEuropean route E4 in Ljungby Municipality, SwedenThrown out of window and crushed after the bus skidded off the road and landed on its side.
Fred Buscaglione1921196038 yearsItalianSinger / MusicianFord ThunderbirdRome, ItalyCollision with a truck


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Caldés Luis, MiguelMiguel Caldés Luis1970200030 yearsCubanBaseball playerSaratoga, Camagüey, Cuba[17]
Albert Camus1913196046 yearsFrench-AlgerianWriter and Nobel Prize-winnercarFacel VegaVilleblevin, FranceMichel Gallimard, the driver, was also killed.
Eric Campbell1878191738 yearsBritishSilent screen star and ubiquitous nemesis of Charlie ChaplincarLos Angeles
Cornelius Cardew1936198145 yearsEnglishComposerpedestrianLeyton, LondonKilled in a "hit and run" incident. The driver of the car was never found.
Cecilia (Spanish singer), real name Evangelina Sobredo Galanes1948197627 yearsSpanishSinger-songwritercarSEAT 124Near Benavente, in Zamora province, SpainMusician José Luiz Gonzalez also died in the accident.
Chang Yu-sheng1966199731 yearsTaiwanesePop singer, composer and producercarSaab 900Tamsui District, New Taipei CityWhen he driving a car, serious accident at the intersection of Tamsui District, Shinpei (New Taipei), and coma 24 days later, on November 12, he lives at Tamsui's hospital.[citation needed]
Harry Chapin1942198138 yearsAmericanMusician and film producercarVolkswagen RabbitLong Island Expressway, New YorkCollision with truck.
Ernest Chausson1855189944 yearsFrenchComposerbicycleLimay, Yvelines, FranceCollision with wall.
Steve Chiasson1967199932 yearsCanadianHockey playerpick-up truckNorth CarolinaFell out of truck after collision. Was over drink-drive limit.
Dugald Christie19412006Either 64 or 65 yearsCanadianLawyer and political activistbicycleSault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CanadaCollision with truck.
Prince Christopher of Yugoslavia1960199434 yearsYugoslavRoyaltycarIrvine, CaliforniaThe death was determined to be suicide by carbon monoxide.[18]
Bob Clark1939200767 yearsAmericanFilm directorcarInfiniti I30Pacific Coast Highway, near Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CaliforniaCollision with SUV.
Spencer Clark1987200619 yearsAmericanNASCAR driverTruckNear Albuquerque, New MexicoTruck was carrying a car and fell over.
Eddie Cochran1938196021 yearsAmericanMusiciantaxiFord ConsulA4 in Chippenham, WiltshireTaxi blew a tyre and collided with a lamp-post. Gene Vincent and Sharon Sheeley, the other passengers, survived the crash.
Ludo Coeck1955198530 yearsBelgianFootballercarBMWNear Rumst, BelgiumCollision with central reservation.
Alexis Cohen1983200925 yearsAmericanActress and American Idol ParticipatePedestrianMitsubishi GalantSeaside Heights, New JerseyKilled in a "hit-and-run" incident. The driver of the car, Daniel Bark, was arrested and charged with drink-driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
Brian Cole1979 c.200122 yearsAmericanBaseball playercar[19][20]
Bonar Colleano1924195834 yearsAmericanactorcarQueensway Tunnel, Birkenhead
Billy Collins1961198422 yearsAmericanBoxercar1972 Oldsmobile CutlassAntioch, TennesseeCollision with culvert.[21]
Rob Collins1965199633 yearsEnglishMusician and keyboardist of The CharlatanscarBMWWalesWas over the drink-drive limit and not wearing a seatbelt.
Coluche1944198641 yearsFrenchComedianMotorcycleOpio, Alpes-Maritimes, FranceCollision with lorry.
Amie Comeaux1976199721 yearsAmericanCountry singercarDodge AvengerNear Baton Rouge, LouisianaCar overturned.
Jim Connors1940198746 yearsAmericanLegendary radio disc jockey and On Air personalitycarInterstate 95 in Greenville County, Virginia
Pete Conrad1930199969 yearsAmericanLunar astronautmotorcycleOjai, CaliforniaVeered off road and crashed.
Dallas Cook1982200523 yearsAmericanMusicianmotorcycleCosta Mesa Freeway, near Orange, CaliforniaCollision with car.
Gottfried von Cramm1909197667 yearsGermanTennis playercarNear Cairo, Egypt
Seymour Cray1925199671 yearsAmericanSupercomputer architectcarJeep CherokeeInterstate 25 near Colorado Springs, ColoradoCollision with another vehicle.
Kenneth Craik1914194531 yearsBritishPhilosopher and psychologistbicycle
Tonya Crews1938196628 yearsAmericanModel and Playboy Playmatecar[22]
Bob Cryer1934199459 yearsBritishLabour MPcarRoverM1 motorway near Watford, EnglandCar overturned on motorway. His wife, Ann, survived the crash.
Alan Crosland1894193641 yearsAmericanFilm directorcarSunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Laurie Cunningham1956198933 yearsEnglishfootballercarRenault 5 GTIMadridCar collided with barrier and overturned.
Pierre Curie1859190646 yearsFrenchChemist and physicist, 1903 Nobel PrizepedestrianRue Dauphine, ParisRun over by a horse-drawn vehicle.
Greg Curnoe1936199255 yearsCanadianPainterbicycleKnocked down by a pick-up truck.


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Vitaly Daraselia1957198225 yearsGeorgianfootballer
Betty Jack Davis1932195321 yearsAmericanCountry music singer; one half of The Davis SisterscarSkeeter Davis (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 Davis1983200321 yearsBritishManchester United footballercarBMW 3 seriesM40 motorway in OxfordshireCrashed into back of lorry. Was twice over the drink-drive limit.
James Dean1931195524 yearsAmericanActorcarPorsche 550 Spydernear Cholame, California
Mike Darr1976200225 yearsAmericanBaseball playercarPeoria, Arizona
Roger Delgado1918197355 yearsBritishactorcarRepublic of TurkeyDied on location in Turkey while shooting the (never-completed) movie Bell of Tibet. Two Turkish film technicians were killed in the same crash.
Kazimierz Deyna1947198941 yearsPolishfootballercarBMWSan Diego, California
Diana, Princess of Wales1961199736 yearsBritishmember of British royal familycar1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, Paris, FranceDiana's companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul, were killed in the same crash; Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones survived. Further reading: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
František Dibarbora1916198770 yearsSlovakactorcar
Mike Dickin1943200663 yearsBritishRadio DJcarCornwall
Lou DiMuro1932198251 yearsAmericanBaseball umpire[23]pedestrianArlington, Texas
Bridget Driscoll1852189644 yearsBritishThe first pedestrian victim of an automobile accident in the United Kingdom.[24]pedestrianCrystal Palace, LondonOne of the earliest recorded road accident victims.
Alfred Dobbs18821945Either 62 or 63 yearsBritishpoliticiancarDoncaster, EnglandDobbs' car was in collision with a military vehicle
Ian Stuart Donaldson1957199336 yearsBritishNeo-Nazi musiciancarVolkswagen PoloNear Burnaston, Derbyshire
Françoise Dorléac1942196725 yearsFrenchFilm actresscarRenault 10A8 autoroute near Villeneuve-LoubetCollided with signpost.
Piero Drogo1926197346 yearsItalianracing driver and coachbuildercarFerrari 250 CaliforniaBolognaCrashed into a broken down truck in a tunnel, both were unlit.[25]
Alexander Dubček1921199270 yearsSlovakpoliticiancarBMW 535iD1 highway near Humpolec, Czech RepublicCar veered off road.
Gus Dudgeon1942200259 yearsBritishRecord producercarJaguar XK8M4 motorway between Reading and MaidenheadCar veered off road.
Fred Duesenberg1876193255 yearsAmericanAutomobile pioneer, designer and manufacturercarDuesenbergLincoln Highway near Jennerstown, PennsylvaniaCar overturned. Duesenberg died in hospital after being comatose for three weeks.
Isadora Duncan1878192750 yearsAmericanDancercarAmilcarNice, FranceStrangled by scarf getting tangled in rear wheel of open-top sports car. Thrown out onto road, died instantly.
Ryan Dunn1977201134 yearsAmericanReality television personality and daredevilcarPorsche 911 GT3Chester County, PennsylvaniaCollided with tree. Was twice over the drink-drive limit.
Al Dvorin1923200481 yearsAmericanElvis Presley concert announcercarNear Ivanpah, California


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Edem EphraimBritish1959199535 yearssinger and one half of London BoyscarEastern Alps, AustriaHis colleague, Dennis Fuller, also died in the head-on collision with a drunken Swiss.[26]
, Go Eun-biGo Eun-biSouth Korean1992201421 yearssinger (member of Ladies' Code)vanHyundai Grand StarexYeongdong Expressway, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do[citation needed]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Fagernes, Pål ArnePål Arne FagernesNorwegian1974200329 yearsAthlete (javelin)carEuropean route E6 near Moss, NorwayCollided with a truck/lorry.
Falco, FalcoAustrian1957199840 yearsRock musicianSUVMitsubishi MonteroPuerto Plata, Dominican RepublicCollided with a bus.
Farina, GiuseppeGiuseppe FarinaItaly1906196659 yearsInaugural Formula One world championcarLotus CortinaChambéry, France[27]
Fariña, RichardRichard FariñaAmerican1937196629 yearsmusician and writermotorcycleCarmel Valley Road, Carmel, CaliforniaMotorbike veered off road. Driver survived.
Farrell, RichardRichard FarrellNew Zealand1926195831 yearsclassical pianistcarArundel, Sussex, England
Fayed, DodiDodi FayedEgyptian1955199742 yearscompanion of Diana, Princess of Walescar1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, Paris, FranceFayed was traveling with Diana, Princess of Wales at the time of the accident. Both were killed in this crash along with the driver of the car, Henri Paul; Fayed's bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones survived.
Further reading: Death of Diana, Princess of Wales
Fenslau, TorstenTorsten FenslauGerman1964199329 yearsRecord Producer, DJcarMercedes-Benz 500SLLandesstraße 3097, Near Messel, Hessen, GermanyFenslau, best known for his involvement in Culture Beat, 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.
Fernández, AlbertoAlberto FernándezSpanish1955198429 yearsroad racing cyclistcarNear Aranda de Duero, Burgos Province, SpainHis wife was also killed in the crash.
Fernandez, RommelRommel FernandezPanamanian1966199327 yearsfootballercarNear Albacete, SpainHis cousin, Ronny Rojo, survived the crash.
Farrington, JohnJohn FarringtonAmerican1936196428 yearsAmerican football playercarRensselaer, Indiana[28][29]
Flahavan, AaronAaron FlahavanEnglish1975200125 yearsfootballercarBMW sports carNear Bournemouth, England
Fox, CharleyCharley FoxCanadian1920200888 yearsRCAF fighter pilotcarTillsonburg, Ontario[30]
Fox, StanStan FoxAmerican1952200048 yearsracing drivervanDesert Road, south of Auckland, New Zealand
Fuller, DennisDennis FullerJamaican1959199536 yearssinger and one half of London BoyscarEastern Alps, AustriaHis colleague, Edem Ephraim, also died in the head-on collision with a drunken Swiss.[26]


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Gabelich, GaryGary Gabelich1940198443 yearsAmericanLand speed record holdermotorcycleLong Beach, CaliforniaCollision with truck.[31]
Gaetano, RinoRino Gaetano1950198130 yearsItalianSinger-songwritercarVolvo 343Via Nomentana, RomeCollision with lorry.
Galimore, WillieWillie Galimore1935196429 yearsAmericanFootball playercarRensselaer, IndianaTeammate John Farrington also died in the accident.
Galli, NiccolòNiccolò Galli1983200117 yearsItalianFootballermotorcycleBolognaMotorcycle collided with central reservation.
Gallo, JulioJulio Gallo1910199383 yearsAmericanWinemakercarNear Tracy, CaliforniaCar veered off road.
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff1953197724 yearsCanadianIce hockey playermotorcycleNear Villa Ridge, MissouriHead-on collision with car.
Gastaldello, LinoLino Gastaldello1939[32]201071 yearsItalyBusinessman, owner of Wilier TriestinabicycleSan Zenone degli EzzeliniHead-on collision with car.[32]
Gaudí, AntoniAntoni Gaudí1852192673 yearsSpanishArchitectpedestrianBarcelonaStruck by a tram and died from his injuries three days later.
George, BillBill George1929198252 yearsAmericanAmerican football Hall of FamervanWisconsinMr. George was driving eastbound on Illinois 72 when a tractor-trailer struck his van at an intersection.[33]
Gessinger, Marie-ChristineMarie-Christine Gessinger1992201017 yearsAustrianFashion modelcar (passenger)Volkswagen GolfAustriaStruck into a tree at 150 km/h over the permitted 100 km/h.[34]
Ghazi of Iraq1912193927 yearsKing of Iraq 1933–1939carGhazi died in 1939 in a mysterious accident involving a sports car he was driving.[35] Some believe he was killed on the orders of Nuri as-Said.
Gomez Gonzalez, JuanJuan Gómez González1954199237 yearsSpanishfootballercarCalzado de Oropesa, Spain
Princess Grace of Monaco1929198252 yearsAmericanactress/Monegasque RoyaltycarRover P6Route de la Turbie near Monte CarloCar veered off road and overturned. Grace's daughter Princess Stéphanie survived.
Greensville County John DoeUnknown199515–21 yearsUnknownUnidentified decedentcarEmporia, VirginiaCollision with tree
Griggs, DavidDavid Griggs1967199528 yearsAmericanAmerican football playercarFort Lauderdale, FloridaCollision with billboard.
Grunitzky, NicolasNicolas Grunitzky1913196956 yearsTogoleseexiled President of TogocarCôte d'Ivoire
Guyton, ArthurArthur Guyton1919200383 yearsAmericanPhysiologistcar


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Paul Hackman1953199238 or 39 yearsCanadianmusicianvanNear Kamloops, British Columbia, CanadaVan belonging to Helix, Paul Hackman's band, veered off road and fell down embankment.
Jörg Haider1950200858 yearsAustrianpolitician, Governor of CarinthiacarVolkswagen PhaetonNear Köttmannsdorf, Carinthia, AustriaCar veered off road and fell down embankment.
Mike Hailwood1940198140 yearsBritishMotorcycle racercarRover SD1A435 Alcester Road, near Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, EnglandCollision with lorry. Hailwood's daughter Michelle was also killed.
Veikko Hakulinen1925200378 yearsFinnishSkiercarValkeakoski, Finland
David Halberstam1934200773 yearsAmericanPulitzer Prize–winning journalistcarToyota CamryCalifornia State Route 84 at Menlo Park, California near the Dumbarton BridgeCollision with car. Kevin Jones, Halberstam's assistant, was the driver.
Josh Hancock1978200729 yearsAmericanBaseball playercarFord ExplorerNear St. Louis, MissouriCollision with truck. Hancock was twice over the drink-drive limit.
Mary Hansen1966200236 yearsAustralianVocalist with StereolabbicycleLondon, United KingdomCrushed to death by lorry.
Ron Hansen1960199333 yearsAmericanJockey[36]
Sajjadul Hasan1978200728 yearsBangladeshiCricketermotorcycle
Ahmed Hassanein1889194656 yearsEgyptianPolitical advisor, writer, and sportsmancarEgyptCollision with British military vehicle.
Mike Hawthorn1929195929 yearsBritishRacing drivercarJaguar Mark 1A3 near Guildford, EnglandCollision with tree.
Michael Hedges1953199743 yearsAmericanMusiciancarBMWState Route 128, near Boonville, CaliforniaCar veered off road and fell down embankment.
Conrad Hendricks1979200627 yearsSouth AfricanFootballercarNear Johannesburg
Chris Henry1983200926 yearsAmericanAmerican footballerpick-up truckNear Charlotte, North CarolinaFell out of pick-up truck window.
Bob Herbert1942199957 yearsBritishTalent managercarMG FWindsor Great Park, BerkshireCollision with fence.[37]
Ivan Hlinka1950200454 yearsCzechIce hockey playercarNear Karlovy Vary, Czech RepublicCollision with truck.
Heinz Hofer19431977SwissRacing team manager and mechaniccarFerrari Berlinetta BoxerA27, near Portsmouth, EnglandCollision with another vehicle.[38]
Marty Hogan1869192353 yearsAmericanBaseball playercarDied of injuries received in accident.
Patrick Hogan18911936IrishPoliticiancarAughrim, County Galway, Ireland
Ben Hollioake1977200224 yearsEnglishCricketercarPorsche 968 convertibleKwinana Freeway, Perth, AustraliaCollision with wall.
Johnny Horton1925196035 yearsAmericanMusiciancarCadillacNear Milano, TexasCar fell off bridge into ditch after colliding with a truck.
Tim Horton1930197444 yearsCanadianIce hockey playercarDe Tomaso PanteraQueen Elizabeth Way at crossing of Twelve Mile Creek, OntarioCar collided with culvert, throwing Horton out.
Dean Horrix1961199028 yearsEnglishfootballercarBerkshire, EnglandHis wife survived the crash.
Peter Houseman1945197731 yearsEnglishfootballercarNear Oxford, EnglandHis wife and two friends were also killed.
Beatrice Hsu1978200728 yearsTaiwaneseactresscarMini CooperNational Highway No. 1 near Taichung, TaiwanCar collided with central reservation and then with a lorry.
John Hugenholtz1914199580 yearsDutchRace circuit designercarZandvoort, NetherlandsHis wife died instantly; he died later of his injuries.


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Vernon Isley1942195513 yearsAmericansinger and original member of The Isley BrothersbicycleCincinnati, OhioHis bicycle was struck by a car near his home.


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityNotabilityMode of TransportVehicleLocation of accidentDetails
James Jabara1923196643 yearsAmericanWar ace pilotcarVolkswagenDelray Beach, Florida
Randall Jarrell1914196551 yearsAmericanpoetpedestrianChapel Hill, North Carolina
Paul Jarrico1915199782 yearsAmericanScreenwritercar
Claudia Jennings1949197929 yearsAmericanModel and Playboy PlaymatecarVolkswagen BeetleMalibu, California[22]
Arvin "Tado" Jimenez1974201439 yearsFilipinoComedianbus (passenger)Nissan Diesel RB46S (DMMC Aero Adamant)Bontoc, Mountain Province, PhilippinesJimenez died in an accident involving a Florida bus on February 7, 2014. He was among the 14 people killed in the accident, which occurred around 7:20 a.m. (PST) at Banaue-Bontoc road in Sitio Panggang, Barangay Talubin, Bontoc, Mountain Province.
Jack Johnson1878194668 yearsAmericanBoxercarFranklinton, North Carolina
James Weldon Johnson1871193867 yearsAmericanLawyer and civil rights advocatecarWiscasset, MaineAccident happened on level crossing.
Kenneth Jones1952196916 yearsAmericansongwritercarJones was killed in an automobile accident.
Ray Jones[39]1988200718 yearsEnglishfootballercar (passenger)Volkswagen GolfEast Ham, LondonVehicle collided with bus.
Junkyard Dog (Real name: Sylvester Ritter)1952199845 yearsAmericanProfessional wrestlercarInterstate 20, near Forest, Mississippi

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Mode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Yutaka Kanai1959199030 yearsJapaneselong-distance runner[40]Hokkaido, JapanHe was killed in a traffic accident.[41]
Kemistry1963199935 yearsEnglishDJcar (passenger)Hampshire, EnglandOlusanya died when her car was travelling behind a van on the M3 motorway. She was hit by the steel body of a cat's eye, which had been dislodged by the van and flew through the windscreen of the car in which she was a passenger. The cat's eye hit Olusanya in the face and she was killed instantly.
Valeri Kharlamov1948198133 yearsRussianice hockey playercarSolnechnogorsky District, Russian SFSR, Soviet UnionValeri and his wife Irina died tragically in a car accident on the busy highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg.[42]
Terrence Kiel1980200827 yearsAmericanfootball playercarChevy SedanSan Diego, CaliforniaKiel was driving alone in San Diego's upscale Scripps Ranch neighborhood when he hit a wall and was thrown from his car.[43] Police said Kiel was barely breathing when paramedics got to him and he died about an hour later.
Witold Kiełtyka1984200723 yearsPolishdeath metal drummerbus (passenger)Novozybkov, RussiaWhile traveling to a show in Gomel, Belarus, Decapitated and the other band that was on the tour bus, Crionics, were involved in a bus accident. The tour bus collided with a truck carrying wood, causing serious head injuries to both Kiełtyka and Adrian Kowanek. The two were taken to a hospital in Novozybkov, Russia. While Kiełtyka's family released a statement on November 1, 2007, saying that his condition had improved, he underwent trepanation and was due to be transported to a hospital in Kraków, Poland, for further treatment. However, Kiełtyka died on November 2, 2007, at the age of 23.[44]
Ken Kifer1945200357 yearsAmerican[45]writer, bicyclist and webmasterbicycle6 miles (9.7 km) from his home near Scottsboro, AlabamaKifer was struck and killed by a serial drunk driver.[46][47] He died the next morning.
Sam Kinison1953199238 yearsAmericanstand-up comedian and actorcar1989 Pontiac Trans Amwest of Needles, CaliforniaKinison died after his car was struck head-on on U.S. Route 95, four miles (6 km) north of Interstate 40, by a pickup truck driven by 17-year-old Troy Pierson, who had been drinking alcohol.[48][49] The pickup truck crossed the center line of the roadway and went into Kinison's lane. At the time of the collision, Kinison was traveling to Laughlin, Nevada to perform at a sold-out show.[50]
Andy Kirby1961200240 yearsAmericanNASCAR stockcar drivermotorcycleWhite House, TennesseeHe was killed in a motorcycle accident in his home town.
Hugo Koblet1925196439 yearsSwisschampion cyclistcarEgg, Canton of Zurich, SwitzerlandKoblet died at 39, four days after a car crash, with speculation that his death may have been suicide.
Mary Jo Kopechne1940196928 yearsAmericanpassenger of U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedycar (passenger)1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88Chappaquiddick Island, MassachusettsKennedy drove the car off a narrow, unlit bridge, which was without guardrails.[51] The Oldsmobile landed in Poucha Pond and overturned in the water; Kennedy extricated himself from the vehicle and survived, but Kopechne did not.[51]
Lou Kolls1896194148 yearsAmericanbaseball umpire[52]carHooppole, IllinoisHead-on collision.
Nikola Kotkov1938197132 yearsBulgarianfootball strikerSofia, BulgariaKotkov died together with his friend and teammate Georgi Asparuhov in a traffic accident in the Vitinya Pass of the Balkan Mountains, en route to Vratsa.[53]
Ernie Kovacs1919196242 yearsAmericancomedian, actor, and writercarChevrolet Corvair station wagonLos Angeles, CaliforniaKovacs was killed in an automobile accident in Los Angeles in the early morning hours. Kovacs, who had worked for much of the evening, met his wife, Edie Adams, at a baby shower for Milton Berle and his wife, who had recently adopted a newborn baby boy. The couple left the party in separate cars.[54] After a light southern California rainstorm, Kovacs lost control of his car while turning fast, and crashed into a power pole at the corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Boulevards. He was thrown halfway out the passenger side, dying almost instantly from chest and head injuries.[55]
Philip Taylor Kramer1952199542 yearsAmericanbass guitar player for the rock group Iron Butterflyminivan1993 green Ford Aerostarnear Malibu, CaliforniaKramer drove to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up an investor. He spent forty-five minutes at the airport but failed to meet the investor. Kramer did make a flurry of cell phone calls, including one to the police during which he said, "I’m going to kill myself."[56][57] He was never heard from again. This led to a massive search, many news reports, and talk show segments.[58] An article in Skeptic reported numerous conspiracy theories about his death.[59][60] On May 29, 1999, Kramer's minivan and skeletal remains were found[61][62] by photographers looking for old car wrecks to shoot at the bottom of Decker Canyon near Malibu, California.[56] Based on forensic evidence and Kramer's emergency call to the police, authorities ruled his death as a probable suicide committed on the day on which he was last heard.[63]
Marek Krejčí1980200726 yearsSlovakfootballercarAudi S3near Maitenbeth, Bavaria, GermanyHe died in a road accident in the early morning driving on the road B12 toward Mühldorf, while returning to Burghausen from Munich, when he lost control over the car in the left turn. The car subsequently swung off the road and continued to spin for about 50 metres before its roof hit a tree in the adjacent forest. Krejčí was left trapped inside the vehicle and the fire brigade was unable to save him. The probable cause of the accident is suspected to have been excessive speeding.[64]
Richard Kröll1968199628 yearsAustrianalpine skiercarZillertal road (B 169), AustriaHe hit a German bus on a wet road head and died at the scene.
Juscelino Kubitschek1902197673 yearsBrazilianFormer presidentcarnear Resende, Rio de JaneiroHe was killed in a car crash.
Evgeny Kucherevsky1941200665 yearsUkrainianfootball coachcarMercedes-BenzDnipropetrovsk, UkraineKucherevskyi's car suffered a head-on collision with a KAMAZ truck.
Janusz Kulig1969200435 yearsPolishrally drivercarFiat StiloRzezawa, PolandKulig died after his car collided with a train on a level crossing. The crossing barriers were not lowered.
Atsushi Kuroi1969201040 yearsJapaneseprofessional drifting driver[65][66]motorcycleHe died during the evening due to a motorcycle accident.[67] Kuroi was hit by another vehicle while travelling home from work on his motorcycle. Kuroi later died in the hospital after bleeding to death from injuries to his thigh.[68]


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Mode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Nicolae Labiş1935195621 yearsRomanianpoetpedestrianUniversity Square, BucharestHe lost his balance, caught the grille between the tram wagons, his head hit the pavement, and he was dragged a short distance.
Scott LaFaro1936196125 yearsAmericanjazz musiciancarFlint, New YorkLaFaro died in an automobile accident in the summer of 1961 in Flint, New York on U.S. Route 20 between Geneva and Canandaigua.[69]
Martin Lamble1949196919 yearsBritishdrummer for British electric folk band, Fairport ConventionvanBirmingham, EnglandCrashed on the M1 motorway on the way home from a gig at Mothers, a club in Birmingham.
Mark Langford1964200742 yearsBritishControversial company director of The Accident GroupcarOpel CorsaMarbella, SpainLangford died when his car left the road.[70]
T. E. Lawrence1888193546 yearsBritisharmy officermotorcycleBrough Superior SS100Dorset, EnglandLawrence was fatally injured in an accident when a dip in the road obstructed his view of two boys on their bicycles; he swerved to avoid them, lost control, and was thrown over the handlebars.[71] He died six days later.
Iry LeJeune1928195526 yearsAmericanCajun accordionistpedestrianEunice, LouisianaHit by a car while changing a tire.
Julia Lennon1914195844 yearsBritishmother of John LennonpedestrianMenlove Avenue, Woolton, Liverpool, EnglandWhile crossing Menlove Avenue to the central reservation between two traffic lanes, she was struck and killed by a Standard Vanguard car.
Charles Lewis, Jr.1963200945 yearsAmericanbusinessman, promoter and entertainercarFerrari 360 Challenge StradaleNewport Beach, CaliforniaLewis died in a high-speed car crash when his car collided with a 1977 Porsche before hitting a light pole. It is presumed that the two vehicles were traveling alongside one another at high speed, and were most likely engaged in a "street race".[72]
Jim Liberman1945197731 yearsAmericanNHRA drag racing driver[73]car1972 CorvetteWest Goshen Township near West Chester, PennsylvaniaLiberman died in a head-on collision with a bus.
Pelle Lindbergh1959198526 yearsSwedishice hockey goaltendercarPorsche 930 TurboSomerdale, New JerseyLindbergh lost control of his car and struck a wall in front of an elementary school, critically injuring himself and severely injuring his two passengers.[74] Although declared brain dead a few hours later, he was kept on life support until his father arrived from Sweden late the next day and his parents gave their permission to terminate treatment.
Audrey Lindvall1982200623 yearsAmericanmodelbicycleLee's Summit, MissouriThe 23-year-old was riding a bike near her childhood home. She hit a curb, was thrown from her bike and fell under the rear wheels of a tanker truck carrying fuel.[75][76] She died instantly when the truck rolled over her.[77]
Jaclyn Linetsky1986200317 yearsCanadianactresscarChrysler Grand CaravanSaint-Césaire, QuebecLinetsky and her 15/Love costar Vadim Schneider were killed in a traffic collision on their way to the set.[78]
Desmond Llewelyn1914199985 yearsBritishactor Q in the James Bond movies)carRenault MeganeFirle, East SussexLlewelyn's car collided head-on with a Fiat Bravo on the A27.[79]
Linda Lovelace1949200253 yearsAmericanactresscarDenver, ColoradoShe was involved in a serious automobile accident, suffering massive trauma and internal injuries. On April 22, 2002, she was taken off life support.[80]
Lisa Lopes1971200230 yearsAmericansinger with the R&B trio TLCSUVMitsubishi Montero SportLa Ceiba, Atlántida, HondurasLopes swerved to the right slightly then again to the left as she tried to avoid a collision with another vehicle that was in her lane. Her vehicle rolled several times after hitting two trees, throwing Lopes and three others out of the windows. She died of neck injuries and severe head trauma.[81]
Juan López Mella1965199530 yearsSpanishmotorcycle racer[82]Traffic accident when he went to the circuit of Calafat to test with Team Arbizu.
Michael Lucero1963199834 yearsMusic video directorCarNevada[83]
Mitch Lucker1984201228 yearsAmericanFrontman of metal band Suicide Silence.motorcycle2013 Harley DavidsonHuntington Beach, CaliforniaOn November 1, 2012, it was announced by Orange County Coroners Office that Mitch Lucker had died that day from injuries sustained after a motorcycle accident at Huntington Beach, California. The coroner's office said Lucker was "pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange County". One report stated that Lucker crashed his motorcycle shortly after 9:00 p.m. on October 31.[84][85]
Krysti Lynn1971199524 yearsAmericanactresscarAcura LegendLas Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CaliforniaShe died when her car went off the road at 100 mph (160 km/h) and fell 150 feet (46 m) into a ravine.[86][87]


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Mode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Shawn Mackay1982200926 yearsAustraliaRugby union playerpedestrianDurban, South AfricaDied of complications a week after the accident.
David Macpherson, 2nd Baron Strathcarron1924200682 yearsBritishPeeragemotorcycleDied from sustained injuries from a collision with dustcart seven weeks later.[88]
Aristide Maillol1861194482 yearsFrenchartistcar
Sigisfredo Mair1939197738 yearsItalianlugercar[89]
Stephen Malcolm1970200130 yearsJamaicafootballercar
Malle, AnnaAnna Malle1967200638 yearsAmericanadult movie actresscar (passenger)Near Las Vegas, NevadaShe was a passenger in a car in which the driver made a u-turn and turned into the path of pickup truck.
Mammadov, SakhavatSakhavat Mammadov1953199138 yearsAzerbaijaniMugham singercarBaku, Azerbaijan
Barry Mannakee1947198739 yearsBritishbodyguard and alleged lover of Diana, Princess of Walesmotorcycle (passenger)SuzukiWoodford, east London
César Manrique1919199273 yearsSpanisharchitectcarTahiche, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Jayne Mansfield1933196734 yearsAmericanactresscar (passenger)1966 Buick ElectraU.S. Highway 90En route to New Orleans, the car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed down because of a truck spraying mosquito fogger. 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.[90]
Lesley Manyathela1981200321 yearsSouth Africafootballercar
Joey Marella1963199431 yearsAmericanWorld Wrestling Federation refereecar
Johnny Mauro[91]1910200392 yearsUnited StatesRacing driverInterstate 70, near DenverHead-on collision
Michelle Monkhouse1991201119 yearsCanadianFashion modelcarMarkham, OntarioContact with black ice causing her to collide with oncoming traffic.[92]
Gonzalo Márquez1946198438 yearsVenezuelanMajor league baseball playercarValencia, Carabobo, VenezuelaHe was returning home from a baseball game.
Billy Martin1928198961 yearsAmericanBaseball player and managercarPort Crane, north of Binghamton, New YorkHe was killed in a low speed, single vehicle collision during an ice storm at the end of the driveway to his farm on Christmas Day 1989.
Fernando Martín Espina1962198927 yearsSpanishBasketball playercarlimited edition Lancia Thema with a Ferrari engineMadrid, SpainFirst Spaniard to play in the NBA, inductee of the FIBA Hall of Fame
Pyotr Masherov1918198062 yearsBelarusianFirst secretary of Belarusian committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union and a communist leader of Soviet BelaruscarHis car, escorted by police, collided with a produce truck (potatoes).
Lebo Mathosa1977200629 yearsSouth Africanpopular Kwaito singercarJohannesburg, South AfricaHer driver lost control of her vehicle. Mathosa's car overturned and hit a tree.[93]
Jason Mayélé1976200226 yearsCongolesefootballercarParma, ItalyHis car collided with another while Mayélé was attempting to catch the Chievo team bus for a match against Parma. He was taken to hospital in nearby Verona by helicopter, but he died of his wounds.
Lucien Mazan1882191735 yearsArgentinianRoad bicycle racerTroyes, FranceWhen he was six he moved with his parents to Buenos Aires where he took Argentine nationality. He joined the French army during the First World War and died when he crashed into an oncoming car at the front near Troyes.
Andy McVann1965198621 yearsBritishdrummercarLiverpool, EnglandHe died in a crash after attempting to outrun a police car near his Liverpool home.[94]
Vittorio Mero1974200227 yearsItalianfootballercarRovato, ItalyVittorio died in a car accident on the A4 highway near Rovato.
Gionata Mingozzi1984200823 yearsItalianfootballercarPorscheCampagna Lupia, ItalyMingozzi died when his Porsche hit a lorry.[95]
Solomon Mikhoels1890194855 yearsRussianactor and Jewish activistpedestrianMinsk, Soviet UnionAccording to official records, Mikhoels and a friend, Sergei Golubev, were run over by a lorry. True circumstances became known only in 1951, when Viktor Abakumov, ex-state security minister of the USSR was arrested. It turned out the writer Golubev was KGB agent. He got a task to invite Mikhoels to his friends’ dacha. The dacha belonged to the Byelorussian state security chief, Tsanava. The lorry was already prepared, under whose wheels Mikhoels and Golubev (who was sacrificed for the story's credibility) were thrown.[96]
Darren Millane1965199126 yearsAustralianAustralian rules football[97]Albert Park, VictoriaMillane was killed in a car crash while intoxicated.[98] On the early morning of the day, he was driving on Queens Road, near Albert Park Lake, before he clipped a semi-trailer and rolled his car, being killed instantly.[99]
Fred Mills1935200974 yearsCanadiantrumpeter and music professor[100][101]Athens, Georgia
Soledad Miranda1943197027 yearsSpanishactresscarEstoril, PortugalOn the morning of 18 August 1970 Soledad and her husband went out driving along the Costa do Sol highway between Estoril and Lisbon. They were involved in a collision with a small truck which completely crushed their car. Though her husband, who was driving, only had minor injuries, Soledad received serious fractures to her skull and spine, placing her in a deep coma. She died hours after the accident at the Hospital of São José in Lisbon, never having come out of her coma.
Margaret Mitchell1900194948 yearsAmericanauthor of Gone with the WindcarpedestrianAtlanta, GeorgiaStruck by a speeding automobile as she crossed Peachtree Street at 13th Street in Atlanta with her husband, John Marsh, while on her way to see a movie. She died five days later without fully regaining consciousness.
Tom Mix1880194060 yearsAmericanactorcar1937 Cord 812 PhaetonFlorence, ArizonaHeading toward Phoenix, he came upon construction barriers at a bridge washed away by a flash flood. He was unable to stop in time. The car swerved twice then rolled into a gully, pinning his body underneath.[102] The 60-year-old actor was killed almost instantly.
Carlos Monzón1942199552 yearsArgentinaboxercarLos Cerrillos, ArgentinaMonzon was killed when his car ran off a road and overturned during a weekend furlough.[103]
Bob Moose1947197629 yearsAmericanbaseball playercarnear Martins Ferry, OhioKilled in a head-on collision heading to Bill Mazeroski's golf course on his 29th birthday.[104]
Russell Mockridge1928195830 yearsAustralianracing cyclistbicycleMelbourne, AustraliaDied during a race, in collision with a bus.
Saúl Morales1973200026 yearsSpanishracing cyclistbicycleCaucete, San Juan Province, ArgentinaDuring the Tour of Argentina he was hit by a truck that accidentally came between the riders.
Rob Moroso1968199022 yearsAmericanNASCAR Winston Cup drivercarnear Terrell, North CarolinaTraffic accident.[105]
Mike Mosley1946198437 yearsAmericanIndyCar drivervannear Aguanga, CaliforniaDied in an off-road vehicle accident in which he lost control of the van he was driving and it caught fire.[106]
Lucille Mulhall1885194055 yearsAmericancowgirl and Wild West performercarMulhall, OklahomaKilled in an automobile accident less than a mile from the Mulhall Ranch.[107]
Rich Mullins1955199741 yearsAmericanChristian Music artistJeepJeepnorth of Bloomington, IllinoisMullins and a friend were traveling southbound on I-39 when his Jeep rolled over. They were not wearing seat belts and were both ejected from the vehicle. When a passing semi-trailer truck swerved to miss the overturned Jeep, Mullins, who was too injured to move out of the path of the oncoming truck, was hit and died instantly at the scene.
F. W. Murnau1888193142 yearsGermanfilm director of NosferatucarRolls Roycealong the Pacific Coast Highway near Rincon Beach, south of Santa Barbara.Murnau hit his head and died in a hospital the day after his car hit an electric pole.
Sir John Murray1841191473 yearsScots-Canadianmarine biologistcarKirkliston, EdinburghHis car overturned near his home.
Mike Muuss1958200042 yearsAmericancomputer programmer, creator of PingcarHe died while returning home from a restaurant, when his car was involved in a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 95.[108]
Maharajapuram Santhanam1928199263 yearsIndianGuru and exponent of Indian Classical MusiccarTindivanam, IndiaMaharajapuram passed away on 24 June 1992, in a car accident near Tindivanam.[109]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Napolitano, NorbertoNorberto NapolitanoArgentina1950200554 yearsblues and metal/rock musician PappomotorcycleHarley-Davidsonroute 5, km 71, Luján, Buenos Aires province[110]
Naruse, HiromuHiromu NaruseJapan1944201067 yearschief test driver and chief test engineer of ToyotacarLexus LFA Nürburgring EditionBoos, Mayen-Koblenz[nb 10][111][112][113][114]
Nierlich, RudolfRudolf NierlichAustria1966199125 yearsAlpine skiercarSankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Vienna
Norwood, RalphRalph NorwoodUnited States1966198923 yearsAmerican football playercarSuwanee, Georgia[nb 11][115][116]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
John O'QuinnAmerican1941200968 yearsLawyercarChevrolet SuburbanHouston, TexasO'Quinn was driving twice the 40 mph speed limit in the rain at 8 a.m. where his Suburban slammed into a tree.[117][118][119]
Berry OakleyAmerican1948197224 yearsBass guitaristmotorcycleMacon, GeorgiaOakley was driving around a sharp right bend of the road when he crossed the line and collided at an angle with a city bus making the bend from the opposite direction. After striking the front and then the back of the bus, Oakley was thrown from his bike, and struck his head. Oakley said he was okay after the accident, declined medical treatment, and caught a ride home. Three hours later, he was rushed to the hospital, delirious and in pain, and died of cerebral swelling caused by a fractured skull.
Masao OhbaJapanese1949197323 yearsBoxercarChevrolet CorvetteTokyo, JapanOhba died in a car accident on an expressway in Tokyo, when he hit a truck coming down the opposite lane.
Metin OktayTurkish1936199155 yearsfootballercarIstanbul, TurkeyCar accident.
Mel OttAmerican1909195849 yearsBaseball Hall of FamercarNew Orleans, LouisianaCar accident.
Willem van OtterlooDutch1907197870 yearsconductor, cellist and composercarSt Kilda East, Victoria, AustraliaHe died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Carlos PaiãoPortugal1957198830 yearsSinger-songwritercarDatsun UrvanAlmeirim, Santarem District
Fran PapasederoUnited States1969200334 YearsArena football player/coachcarLexus sedanOrlando, FloridaCar lost control and rolled four times; ejected due to not wearing seat belt.[120]
Michelle ParmaUnited States1975200227 yearsActresscarJeepHead-on collision.[121]
Simon PattersonEngland1982200624 yearsfootballercarBMW 328i
George S. PattonUnited States1885194560 yearsGeneralcar1939 Cadillac Series 75Near Mannheim, GermanyDied from complications 12 days after accident.
Alan J. PakulaUnited States1928199870 yearsFilm producercar1995 Volvo[122]
Mike ParkesUK1931197745 yearsAuto racer
Henri PaulFrance1956199741 yearsChauffeurcarMercedes-Benz S280Pont de l'Alma tunnel, ParisSee also Death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
David PenhaligonBritish1944198642 yearspoliticiancarRover SD1Truck Fork, Probus, Cornwall
Dražen PetrovićCroatia1964199328 yearsBasketball playercarVolkswagen GolfBundesautobahn 9 near Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany[nb 12]
Bobby PhillsUnited States1969200030 yearsBasketball playercar1997 Porsche 993 CabrioletCharlotte, North Carolina[123]
Mark PhiloEnglish1984200621 yearsfootballercarVauxhall Astra
Andrea PininfarinaItalian1957200851 yearsengineer and manager, CEO of PininfarinascooterVespa GT60Trofarello, Piedmont
Ja'far PishevariPersian18931947founder and chairman of short-lived Azerbaijan People's GovernmentcarBaku, AzerbaijanDied in a car crash.
Vasek PolakAmerican1914199782 yearsracing team ownercar1997 Porsche 993 Turbo SDied later from injuries sustained in an accident in a German autobahn[124][125]
Jackson PollockAmerican1912195644 yearsartistcar1950 Oldsmobile 88 convertible[126]
Jim PomeroyAmerican1952200653 yearsMotocrossercarJeepYakima, WashingtonSingle vehicle, rollover accident[127]
Cozy PowellBritish1947199850 yearsdrummer with WhitesnakecarSaab 9000Powell'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.[128]
Richie Powell1931195624 yearsjazz musiciancar
Steve PrefontaineAmerican1951197524 yearsathletecarMG MGBEugene, OregonCar 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 PilotIndian1945200055 yearsIndian Minister and politician from Congress partyjeepJaipur, IndiaRajesh Pilot died on June 11, 2000 in a car accident.[129][130]
Audie PitreAmerican1970199626 yearsbassist of music group Acid BathcarAudie Pitre and his parents were killed when they were hit head-on by a drunk driver on the Bourg-Larose Highway in Louisiana.[131]
Buford PusserAmerican1937197436 yearsSheriff of McNairy County, TennesseecarChevrolet Corvettenear Adamsville, Tennessee[132]Pusser died from injuries sustained in a one-car automobile accident, returning home alone from the McNairy County Fair, struck an embankment at high speed, ejecting him from the vehicle. The car caught fire and burned.
Toše ProeskiMacedonian1981200726 yearspop starcarVolkswagen TouaregNova Gradiška, Brod-Posavina County, Croatia


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Eric Qin1967199325 yearsUnited Statesexperimental music composerbicycleUpper West Side, Manhattan
Valérie Quennessen1957198931 yearsFrenchactresscarA13 autoroute
Jocelyn Quivrin1979200930 yearsFrenchactorcarAriel AtomSaint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine


NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Dottie Rambo1934200874 yearsAmericanGospel Singer and Songwritertour busMount Vernon, Missouri
Manjural Islam Rana1984200722 yearsBangladeshicricketermotorcycle
Joe Ranft1960200545 yearsAmericananimatorcarCalifornia State Route 1, Mendocino County, California
Razzle1960198424 yearsBritishHanoi Rocks drummercarDe Tomaso PanteraCar was driven by its owner, Vince Neil who crashed whilst driving intoxicated as well was speeding
Clay Regazzoni1939200667 yearsSwissRetired racing drivercarChrysler VoyagerA1 Autostrada, near Parma
Don Rich1941197432 yearsAmericanCountry music singer; member of Buck Owens' BuckaroosmotorcycleNear Bakersfield, CaliforniaStruck a guardrail after losing control of his motorcycle on Highway 99 north of Bakersfield, while traveling to Morro Bay for a family vacation.
Kenny Robinson1969199929 yearsAmericanMajor league baseball pitchercarTucson, Arizona
Roger Rodas1975201338 yearsEl SalvadorRacerCarPorsche Carrera GTValencia, Santa Clarita, California
Tom Rodgers[133][134]1987200921 yearsBritishDownhill racercarPeugeot 306MearbeckCar that he and Ben Ineson was travelled in left the road and struck into a tree.
Rodrigo Bueno1973200027 yearsArgentinianCuarteto Singer and SongwritercarFord ExplorerBerazategui Partido, Buenos Aires
Joe Rollino[135]1905201093 yearsAmericanStrongmanpedestrianDyker Heights, Brooklyn, New YorkCrossing street 40 ft (12 m) from nearest crosswalk.
Jean Rondeau1946198539 yearsFrenchracing driver and race car buildercarChampagné, FranceAttempted to drive through a closed level crossing to follow a police car and was struck by a train.
Jerry Rubin1938199456 yearsAmericansocial activistpedestrianLos Angeles, CaliforniaJaywalked on Wilshire Boulevard and was struck by a car. Died of a heart attack while hospitalized.
Darrell Russell1976200529 yearsAmericanfootball playercar2004 Pontiac Grand PrixLos Angeles, CaliforniaCar was driven by former teammate Michael Bastianelli, who was also killed[136]
Porfirio Rubirosa1909196556 yearsDominican RepublicDominican diplomatcar1960 Ferrari 250 GT CabrioletParis, FranceCrashed into a tree whilst driving intoxicated.[137]
Frank Ryan1960201050 yearsAmericanPlastic surgeoncar1995 Jeep WranglerCalifornia State Route 1, Malibu, CaliforniaCar 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.[138]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Silvester Sabolčki[139]Croatian1979200323 yearsfootballercarAudi A3Varaždin, CroatiaThe 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.
Salvador SánchezMexican1959198223 yearsboxer
Richard SandersAmerican1945197227 yearsamateur wrestler
Jessica SavitchAmerican1947198336 yearsjournalist
Josef Schnitzer.[140]German1939197839 yearsracing driver and founder of Schnitzer Motorsportcar
Henry SchultzAmerican1893193845 yearseconomist
Gaetano ScireaItalian1953198936 yearsfootballercar (passenger)Polski Fiat 125pBabsk, PolandThe car carrying him and three other people was hit from behind by a van. The track carried four canister of gasoline, which exploded on the impact, killing Scirea and two of the other passengers.
Malik SealyAmerican1970200030 yearsbasketball player
W. G. SebaldGerman1944200157 yearswriter and academic
Mihail SebastianRomanian1907194538 yearswriter
Donald SellersAmerican1974200126 yearsfootball player
Mike SharpersonAmerican1961199634 yearsBaseball player
Alexis Gewertz ShepardAmerican19691998Either 28 or 29 yearsfolk singer-songwriterbicycle
Larisa ShepitkoSoviet Russia1938197941 yearsfilm directorcarnear Tver, Russia
Alexander Fu ShengHong Kong1954198328 yearsmartial arts actorcar (passenger)Porsche 911 TargaCollision with concrete wall
Gene ShoemakerAmerican1928199769 years(astro)geologist and astronomercarAustraliaHead-on collision on the Tanami Road near Alice Springs.
Karen SilkwoodAmerican1946197428 yearslabor activistcar1974 Honda CivicSilkwood's body was found in her car, which had run off the road and struck a culvert. Some journalists have theorized that Silkwood's car was rammed from behind by another vehicle, with the intent to cause an accident that would result in her death.[141]
Wayne SimmonsAmerican1969200232 yearsAmerican football playercarMercedesIndependence, MissouriSimmons was killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 70. Witnesses report he was driving his Mercedes at high speed and weaving through traffic before losing control of the vehicle. The car rolled several times before landing in a ditch and catching fire.
Peter SlaghuisDutch1961199130 yearsDJ, producer and remixercarSlaghuis' died in a car accident.
Bessie SmithAmerican1894193743 yearsblues singercar (passenger)between Memphis, Tennessee, and Clarksdale, MississippiSmith was critically injured in a car accident while traveling along U.S. Route 61.
Darren SmithAustralian1972199220 yearscyclistbicycleGold Coast roadJust 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 and various cycling events have been named in his honour.
Horace Smith-DorrienBritish1858193072 yearssoldier
Ronnie SmithBritish2003motorcycle racer and journalistScooter
Dan SnyderCanadian1978200325 yearsice hockey player
Bahattin SofuoğluCroatian1978200224 yearsmotorcycle racercar
Dick StelloAmerican1934198753 yearsNational League umpirepedestrianLakeland, FloridaCrushed between two parked cars along a highway after one was struck by a third.
Nigel StepneyBritish1958201455 yearsRace car mechanic, noted for the 2007 spying scandalvanVolkswagen CaddyM20 motorway, Ashford, Kent"collision with an articulated goods vehicle" whilst parked on hard shoulder.[142]
François StercheleBelgian1982200826 yearssoccer player
Lynn StraitAmerican1968199830 yearsvocalist with Snotcar1992 Ford TempoHighway 101, Santa Barbara, Californiacollision with a full-size pickup truck[143]
Italo SvevoItalian1861192866 yearswritercarMotta di Livenza near Treviso, ItalyDied in a hospital the following day from the consequences of the accident


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Mode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Kouki Takahashi1987201123 yearsJapaneseGrand Prix motorcycle racer[144]carHigashimatsuyama, Saitama, Japan[145]
Otilino Tenorio1980200525 yearsEcuadorianfootballercarQuevedo, EcuadorThe car in which he was travelling collided with a gas truck on the Santo Domingo-Quevedo road.
Derrick Thomas1967200033 yearsAmericanfootball linebacker and defensive endSUV1999 Chevrolet SuburbanMiami, FloridaThomas' SUV went off Interstate 435 as he and two passengers were driving to Kansas City International Airport during a snowstorm. Police reports indicate that Thomas, who was driving, was speeding at approximately 100 m.p.h. even though snow and ice were accumulating on the roadway. Thomas continued weaving erratically through traffic until the time of the accident.[146] Thomas and one of the passengers were not wearing seat belts and both were thrown from the car; the passenger was killed instantly. Thomas was left paralyzed from the chest down. By early February, Thomas was being treated at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. Thomas' eyes rolled back. and he went into cardio-respiratory arrest and died as a result of a pulmonary embolism; a massive blood clot that developed in his paralyzed lower extremities and traveled through his venous system to his lungs.[147]
Diane Thomas1946198539 yearsAmericanScreenwritercar (passenger)Porsche 911 CarreraPacific Coast Highway, CaliforniaHer partner, who was driving her car, was intoxicated and was driving at 80 mph when they crashed.[148]
Thuy Trang1973200127 yearsAmerican/Vietnameseactresscarnear San Francisco, California
Stacey Toran1961198927 yearsAmericanAmerican football defensive backCar1984 BMWlocation[149]
Judy Tyler1932195724 yearsAmericanactresscarRock River, WyomingWhile driving through Wyoming they were involved in an automobile accident on U.S. Route 30 in Wyoming. Tyler was killed instantly, and her husband later died of his injuries. A passenger in the other car was killed as well.[150]
Nicola Trussardi1942199929 yearsItalianfashion designer and entrepreneurcarMercedes-Benznear Milan, ItalyTrussardi was killed when he lost control of his Mercedes, on Tangenziale Est of Milan and hit a lamp post in the early hours; he died the following day in Milan.
Viktor Tsoy1962199028 yearsSovietmusician, songwriter, and leader of the band KinocarAlekoTukums, LatviaEarly in the morning Tsoi was driving on the road Sloka - Talsi from a fishing trip when his car collided with a bus outside Tukums at high speed. Tsoi died instantly. His car was completely demolished to the point that one of its tires was never found. The investigation concluded that Tsoi had fallen asleep while driving, possibly due to fatigue.[151] [152]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedOccupationMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
José UribeDominican1959200647 yearsFormer Major League baseball playercarJuan Baron, Palenque, Dominican Republic
Joe Unser[153][154]American18961929Indycar driver, 1st Gen. member of the Unser racing familycarFWD Coleman SpecialUS-85 highway, Littleton, ColoradoKilled whilst testing for the Indianapolis 500
Javier UrruticoecheaSpanish1952200148 yearsFootball goalkeepercarMercedes-BenzB-20 or Ronda de Dalt, Barcelona, Spainimpacted central barrier between exits 14 and 15


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Vivian VachonCanadian1951199140 yearsprofessional wrestlercarnear Montreal, Quebec[nb 13]
Dickie ValentineBritish1929197141 yearssingercarHillman AvengerGlangrwyney, near Crickhowell, Wales[155]
Valley, EchoEcho ValleyAmerican1957201156 yearsadult actresscarU.S. Route 83, Leakey, Texas[nb 14][156]
Ivo Van DammeBelgian1954197622 yearsmiddle distance runner (athletics)carMarseille, France
Michael VentrisBritish1922195634 yearsthe decipherer of Linear Bcar
Ondřej VoříšekCzech1986200418 yearsfootballercarUherský Ostroh, Czech Republic[157]


NameNationalityBirthDeathAgedNotabilityMode of TransportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Billy WalkerAmerican1929200677 yearscountry singertour vanInterstate 65, Fort Deposit, AlabamaThree passengers in Walker's vehicle — his wife, Bettie, and two members of his band — were also killed. A fourth passenger survived with serious injuries.
Paul WalkerAmerican1973201340 yearsActorcar (passenger)Porsche Carrera GTRye Canyon Loop, Santa Clarita, CaliforniaThe driver, Roger Rodas, was also killed in the single car accident.
Wang DongleiChina1985200823 yearsfootballercarNanjing, Jiangsu
Chris von WangenheimGermany1942198139 yearsfashion photographercar
Mary WardIreland1827186942 yearsScientistpossibly the world's earliest road accident fatality
John L. WassermanAmerican1938197940 yearscolumnist
Dottie WestAmerican1932199158 yearsCountry singercarBriley Parkway, Nashville, TennesseeA neighbor who drove her to the Grand Ole Opry 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 WestAmerican1903194037 yearswriter
Bluey WilkinsonAustralia1911194028 yearsmotorcycle speedway ridermotorcycle
Whayne WilsonCosta Rica1975200529 yearsfootballer
Carol WillisAmerican1949197122 yearsPlayboy Playmatecar[22]
Bob WollekFrench1943200157 yearsrace car driverbicycleU.S. Route 98, FloridaCollision with a van driven by an elderly driver[158][159]
Freda Wright-SorceAmerican[160]1955200550 yearsradio personalityOcean City, MarylandShe died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Maryland Route 90.[161]
Rolf WütherichGerman1927198153 yearsJames Dean's passenger during his fatal crashcarHonda CivicKupferzellWas DUI when he fatally crashed.
N.C. WyethAmerican1882194562 yearsartist and illustratorChadds Ford, PennsylvaniaWyeth and his grandson died in an accident at a railway crossing near his Chadds Ford home.

X, Y, Z[edit]

NameBirthDeathAgedNationalityNotabilityMode of transportVehicleAccident locationDetails
Yanagihara, HiromiHiromi Yanagihara1979199919 yearsJapaneseCountry Musume singercarNakasatsunai, Hokkaido, JapanYanagihara was killed in a car accident one week before the group Hello! Project's first release, Futari no Hokkaidou.
Yeremin, MikhailMikhail Yeremin1968199123 yearsSovietfootballerZelenograd, Russia (former part of Soviet Union)
Yokoi, GunpeiGunpei Yokoi1941199756 yearsJapaneseNintendo executiveNomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Young, B.J.B.J. Young1977200528 yearsAmericanice hockey playercarVancouver, BC, CANYoung was killed in a single-car accident.[162][163]
Young, BuddyBuddy Young1926198357 yearsAmericanAmerican football playercarTerrell, TexasYoung lost control of his car, which came to rest in a creekbed about 300 feet off Interstate Highway 20.[164]
Zerouali, HichamHicham Zerouali1977200427 yearsMoroccanfootballercarRabatZerouali was killed in a car accident.[165]
Zhirov, AleksandrAleksandr Zhirov1958198324 yearsRussianalpine skiercarnear Yakhroma, Moscow Oblast, Russia[166]
Zolotarev, Yegor IvanovichYegor Ivanovich Zolotarev1847187831 yearsRussianmathematicianTsarskoye Selo, RussiaZolotarev's career ended abruptly with his early death. He was on his way to his dacha when he was run over by a train in the Tsarskoye Selo station. On July 19, 1878 he died from blood poisoning.

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  1. ^ Collision with a lorry, who made an illegal u-turn in front of him, when he was riding his motorcycle.
  2. ^ A drunk driver ran a red light in his Toyota Sienna 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. The drunk driver escaped on foot, but was quickly apprehended; he has since been convicted of three counts of second-degree murder.
  3. ^ 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, Canada. It then spun into a tree at over 80 km/h.
  4. ^ After being an unused substitute in a game for Rushden & Diamonds, he was travelling home towards Northampton on the westbound A45 after the game when his Peugeot was involved in a collision with a BMW travelling in the opposite direction.
  5. ^ Died from a heart attack that was found to have resulted from a condition known as pericardial effusion. 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Andolsek was working in the front yard of his home when a semi-trailer truck ran off the highway and hit him.
  9. ^ Died in crash en route to funeral for Patsy Cline.
  10. ^ Veered onto the path of a prototype BMW 3 Series, also on a testing exercise, frontally. All three occupants involved wore helmets.
  11. ^ Veered off down an embankment into a tree eight miles from his team's training complex.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Her daughter, a passenger in Vachon's vehicle, also died in the crash
  14. ^ Rear-end collision into a pickup truck, did not wear seat belt at time of accident due to her large breasts making it too small to fit her.


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