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.

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

Top   0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Abe, NorifumiNorifumi Abe 1975 2007 Japanese Motorcycle racer Scooter Yamaha XP 500 TMAX Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan [nb 1] [1][2]
Adams, FrankFrank Adams 1930 1989 British Mathematician Car
Adelabu, AdegokeAdegoke Adelabu 1915 1958 Nigerian Politician Car
Adenhart, NickNick Adenhart 1986 2009 American Baseball pitcher Car Mitsubishi Eclipse Fullerton, California [nb 2]
Adonis, AdrianAdrian Adonis 1954 1988 American Professional wrestler Car [nb 3]
Aldridge, MartinMartin Aldridge 1974 2000 British Footballer Car Peugeot A45, England [nb 4] [3]
Allen, SteveSteve Allen 1921 2000 American Actor, songwriter, author Car Encino, California [nb 5]
Allman, DuaneDuane Allman 1946 1971 American Guitarist Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Macon, Georgia [nb 6]
Amalrik, AndreiAndrei Amalrik 1938 1980 Russian Writer Car Near Guadalajara, Spain [nb 7]
Andolsek, EricEric Andolsek 1966 1992 American football player Stationary Thibodaux, Louisiana [nb 8]
Anglin, JackJack Anglin 1916 1963 Country music singer Car Madison, Tennessee [nb 9]
Malle, AnnaAnna Malle 1967 2006 American adult movie actress Car
Armenulić, SilvanaSilvana Armenulić 1939 1976 Bosnian singer Car Ford Granada Kolari, Serbia
Arruza, CarlosCarlos Arruza 1920 1966 Mexican bullfighter Car
Ashby, DonDon Ashby 1955 1981 Canadian ice hockey player Car
Asparuhov, GeorgiGeorgi Asparuhov 1943 1971 Bulgarian footballer Car
al-Assad, BasilBasil al-Assad 1959 1994 son and heir of president of Syria Car
Astrid of Sweden 1905 1935 Queen of the Belgians Automobile
Armstrong, RegReg Armstrong 1926 1979 Irish motorcycle racer motorcycle
Audret, PascalePascale Audret 1936 2000 French actress Automobile
Aus, LauriLauri Aus 1970 2003 Estonian cyclist Bicycle

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Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Christian Bakkerud 1984 2011 Danish Retired racing driver Car Audi RS6 Putney Heath near Wimbledon Common Investigations ongoing[4][5]
Bajraktarević, MirsadaMirsada Bajraktarević 1951 1976 Bosnian singer Car Ford Granada Kolari, Serbia
Harry Bamford[6] 1920 1958 England Footballer Motorcycle Bristol Collided with a car
Maurice Banach 1967 1991 German Footballer Car Opel Omega Kombi Autobahn near Remscheid, Germany
Ian Bannen 1928 1999 Scottish Actor Car Renault Laguna Knockies Straight, Scotland With his wife driving, hit a verge and the vehicle overturned.
Gerhard Barkhorn 1919 1983 German World War II Luftwaffe fighter ace Car Cologne, Germany Crashed during a winter storm killing his wife and fatally injuring himself.
Roland Barthes 1915 1980 French Philosopher Pedestrian
Jeff Batters 1970 1996 American Ice hockey player Car Pickup Truck Trans-Canada Highway Canmore, Alberta, Canada Driving 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 Bell 1951 1978 American Big Star musician Car Triumph TR7
Brad Beckman 1964 1989 American American football player Car Lilburn, Georgia In 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 Bentley 1973 2005 American Actor Car Mercedes-Benz Simi Valley, California Exited 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.
Liz Birt[7] 1956 2005 American Corporate, tax and health care attorney and lobbyist. Automobile 2006 Ford Taurus Aspen, Colorado The driver of the Taurus (with Birt as a passenger) turned left onto the highway into the path of an oncoming pickup truck which struck the passenger side of the car killing Birt.
J. Stuart Blackton 1875 1941 American Film producer
Bill Boaks 1904 1986 British Political campaigner for road safety Bus Whilst exiting a bus
Marc Bolan 1947 1977 British T.Rex musician Automobile Mini Queens Ride, Barnes Common, London Driver was girlfriend Gloria Jones
D. Boon 1958 1985 American The Minutemen musician Van Was sleeping on the van when it crashed
Luc Bourdon 1987 2008 Canadian Ice hockey player Motorcycle Suzuki GSX-R1000 Lamèque, New Brunswick Ran into the back of a tractor-trailer after losing control of the motorbike.
Peter "Possum" Bourne 1956 2003 New Zealand Rally driver Car Subaru Forester Race to the Sky track, Cardrona, New Zealand During course inspection, Bourne collided head on with a competitor's Jeep Cherokee who was later charged for dangerous driving
Dennis Brain 1921 1957 British Horn virtuoso Car Triumph TR2
Jaime Bravo 1932 1970 Mexican Matador Automobile
Nino Bravo 1944 1973 Spanish Singer and songwriter Car BMW 2800 Villarrubio, Cuenca
Gianni Brera 1919 1992 Italian sports journalist and novelist Car Codogno, Lodi, Italy
Michel Brière 1949 1971 Canadian NHL player Car Mercury Cougar Quebec Route 117, 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 1940 1975 German Poet
Gladys Brockwell 1893 1929 American Actress Automobile
Herb Brooks 1937 2003 American Ice hockey coach, most notably of the gold medal-winning 1980 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team. Car Interstate 35 in Washington County, Minnesota Believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Was not wearing a seat belt.
Clifford Brown 1930 1956 Jazz musician Automobile
Jerome Brown 1965 1992 American American football player Car Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Brooksville, Florida 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 1909 1939 French Automotive designer Car Bugatti Type 57S Tank
Brandon Burlsworth 1976 1999 American football player Car
Cliff Burton 1962 1986 American Metallica bass guitarist Tour bus European route E4 in Ljungby Municipality, Sweden Thrown out of window and crushed after the bus skidded off the road and landed on its side.

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Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Vitaly Daraselia 1957 1982 Soviet footballer
Betty Jack Davis 1932 1953 Country music singer; one half of The Davis Sisters Car Skeeter 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 Davis 1983 2003 Manchester United footballer Car BMW 3 series M40 motorway in Oxfordshire Crashed into back of lorry. Was twice over the drink-drive limit.
James Dean 1931 1955 American actor Car Porsche 550 Spyder near Cholame, California
Mike Darr 1976 2002 American baseball player Car Peoria, Arizona
Roger Delgado 1918 1973 British actor Car Republic of Turkey 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 1947 1989 Polish footballer Car BMW San Diego, California
Diana, Princess of Wales 1961 1997 member of British royal family Car 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140 Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, Paris, France Diana'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
Mike Dickin 1943 2006 British Radio DJ Car Cornwall
Lou DiMuro 1932 1982 American Baseball umpire[13] Pedestrian Arlington, Texas
Bridget Driscoll 1852 1896 British Pedestrian Crystal Palace, London One of the earliest recorded road accident victims.
Alfred Dobbs 1882 1945 British politician Car Doncaster
Ian Stuart Donaldson 1957 1993 Neo-Nazi musician Car Volkswagen Polo Near Burnaston, Derbyshire
Françoise Dorléac 1942 1957 French film actress Car Renault 10 A8 autoroute near Villeneuve-Loubet Collided with signpost.
Piero Drogo 1926 1973 Racing driver and coachbuilder Car Ferrari 250 California Bologna Crashed into a broken down truck in a tunnel, both were unlit.[14]
Alexander Dubček 1921 1992 Slovak politician Car BMW 535i D1 highway near Humpolec, Czech Republic Car veered off road.
Gus Dudgeon 1942 2002 British record producer Car Jaguar XK8 M4 motorway between Reading and Maidenhead Car veered off road.
Fred Duesenberg 1876 1932 American automobile pioneer, designer and manufacturer Car Duesenberg Lincoln Highway near Jennerstown, Pennsylvania Car overturned. Duesenberg died in hospital after being comatose for three weeks.
Isadora Duncan 1878 1929 American dancer Car Amilcar Nice, France Strangled by own headscarf after collision.
Ryan Dunn 1977 2011 American reality television personality and daredevil Car Porsche 911 GT3 Chester County, Pennsylvania Collided with tree. Was twice over the drink-drive limit.
Al Dvorin 1923 2004 Elvis Presley concert announcer Car Near Ivanpah, California

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Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Edem Ephraim[15] 1959 1995 singer and one half of London Boys Car Austrian Alpine 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.

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Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Fagernes, Pål ArnePål Arne Fagernes Norwegian 1974 2003 Athlete (javelin) Car European route E6 near Moss, Norway Collided with a truck/lorry.
Falco, Falco Austrian 1957 1998 Rock musician SUV Mitsubishi Montero Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Collided with a bus.
Fayed, DodiDodi Fayed Egyptian 1957 1997 companion of Diana, Princess of Wales Car 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 W140 Pont de l'Alma road tunnel, Paris, France Fayed 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
Farina, GiuseppeGiuseppe Farina Italy 1906 1966 Inaugural Formula One world champion Car Lotus Cortina Chambéry, France [16]
Fenslau, TorstenTorsten Fenslau German 1964 1993 Record Producer, DJ Car Mercedes-Benz 500SL Landesstraße 3097, Near Messel, Hessen, Germany Fenslau, 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.
Fariña, RichardRichard Fariña 1937 1966 American musician and writer ,
Farrell, RichardRichard Farrell 1926 1958 New Zealand classical pianist ,
Fernández, AlbertoAlberto Fernández 1955 1984 Spanish road racing cyclist ,
Farrington, JohnJohn Farrington 1936 1964 American American football player Rensselaer, Indiana [17][18]
Fernandez, RommelRommel Fernandez Panamanian footballer ,
Flahavan, AaronAaron Flahavan 1975 2001 English footballer ,
Fox, CharleyCharley Fox 1920 2008 Canadian RCAF fighter pilot Tillsonburg, Ontario [19]
Fox, StanStan Fox 1952 2000 American racing driver
Fuller, DennisDennis Fuller 1959 1995 singer and one half of London Boys ,

[edit] G

Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Gabelich, GaryGary Gabelich 1940 1984 American land speed record holder Motorcycle Long Beach, California Collision with truck[20]
Gaetano, RinoRino Gaetano 1950 1981 Italiano singer-songwriter
Galimore, WillieWillie Galimore 1935 1964 American football player
Galindez, VictorVictor Galindez 1948 1980 Argentinian boxer
Galli, NiccolòNiccolò Galli 1983 2001 Italian footballer
Gallo, JulioJulio Gallo 1910 1993 winemaker
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff 1953 1977 Canadian ice hockey player
Gastaldello, LinoLino Gastaldello 2010 Italy Businessman, owner of Wilier Triestina Bicycle San Zenone degli Ezzelini head-on collision with car[21]
Gaudí, AntoniAntoni Gaudí 1852 1926 Spanish Architect Pedestrian Barcelona Struck by a tram and died from his injuries three days later.
George, BillBill George 1929 1982 American football Hall of Famer
Gessinger, Marie-ChristineMarie-Christine Gessinger 1992 2010 Austrian Fashion model Car Volkswagen Golf Austria Struck into a tree at 150 km/h over the permitted 100 km/h[22]
Ghazi of Iraq 1912 1939 King of Iraq 1933–1939
Gomez Gonzalez, JuanJuan Gómez González 1954 1992 Spanish footballer
Princess Grace of Monaco 1929 1982 American actress/Monegasque Royalty Car Rover P6
Griggs, DavidDavid Griggs 1967 1995 American football player
Grunitzky, NicolasNicolas Grunitzky 1913 1969 exiled President of Togo
Guyton, ArthurArthur Guyton 1919 2003 Physiologist

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Name Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Comment
Ben Ineson[26][27] 1990 2009 Downhill racer 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 Bicycle His bicycle was struck by a car near his home in Cincinnati.

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Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Location of accident Details
James Jabara 1923 1966 American War ace pilot Car Volkswagen Delray Beach, Florida
Randall Jarrell 1914 1965 American Poet Pedestrian Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Paul Jarrico 1915 1997 American Screenwriter Car
Claudia Jennings 1949 1979 American Model and Playboy Playmate Car Volkswagen Beetle Malibu, California [12]
Jack Johnson 1878 1946 American Boxer Car Franklinton, North Carolina
James Weldon Johnson 1871 1938 American Lawyer and civil rights advocate Car Wiscasset, Maine Accident happened on level crossing.
Ray Jones[28] 1988 2007 English Footballer Car (passenger) Volkswagen Golf East Ham, London Vehicle collided with bus.
Junkyard Dog (Real name: Sylvester Ritter) 1952 1998 American Professional wrestler Car Interstate 20, near Forest, Mississippi

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[edit] M

Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation
(or claim to notability)
Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Shawn Mackay 1982 2009 Australia Rugby union player Pedestrian Durban, South Africa Died of complications a week after the accident.
David Macpherson, 2nd Baron Strathcarron 2006 British Peerage Motorcycle Died from sustained injuries from a collision with dustcart seven weeks later[34]
Aristide Maillol 1861 1944 French artist car
Sigisfredo Mair 1939 1977 Italian luger car
Stephen Malcolm 1970 2001 Jamaica footballer car
Barry Mannakee 1987 British bodyguard and alleged lover of Diana, Princess of Wales Motorcycle
César Manrique 1919 1992 Spanish architect car
Jayne Mansfield 1933 1967 American actress car (passenger) 1966 Buick Electra U.S. Highway 90 En 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; Her three children including Mariska, who sat at the rear of the car survived with minor injuries.[35]
Lesley Manyathela 1981 2003 South Africa footballer car
Joey Marella 1964 1994 American World Wrestling Federation referee car
Johnny Mauro[36] 1910 2003 United States Racing driver Interstate 70, near Denver Head-on collision
Michelle Monkhouse 1991 2011 Canada Fashion model Car Markham, Ontario Contact with black ice causing her to collide with oncoming traffic[37]

[edit] N

Name Nationality Death Birth Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Napolitano, NorbertoNorberto Napolitano Argentina 1950 2005 blues and metal/rock musician Motorcycle Harley-Davidson route 5, km 71, Luján, Buenos Aires province [citation needed]
Naruse, HiromuHiromu Naruse Japan 1944 2010 chief test driver and chief test engineer of Toyota Car Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition Boos, Mayen-Koblenz [nb 10] [39][40][41][42]
Nierlich, RudolfRudolf Nierlich Austria 1966 1991 Alpine skier Car Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Vienna
Norwood, RalphRalph Norwood United States 1966 1989 American football player Car Suwanee, Georgia [nb 11] [43][44]

[edit] O

Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
John O'Quinn American 1941 2009 Lawyer Automobile Chevrolet Suburban Houston, Texas, 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. [45][46][47]
Berry Oakley American 1948 1972 bass guitarist Motorcycle Macon, Georgia
Metin Oktay Turkish 1936 1991 footballer Automobile Istanbul, Turkey
Mel Ott American 1909 1958 Baseball Hall of Famer Automobile New Orleans
Willem van Otterloo Dutch 1907 1978 Conductor Automobile St Kilda East, Victoria, Australia

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Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Carlos Paião Portugal 1957 1988 Singer-songwriter Automobile Van
Fran Papasedero United States 1969 2003 Arena football player/coach Automobile Lexus sedan Orlando, Florida Car lost control and rolled four times; ejected due to not wearing seat belt.[48]
Michelle Parma United States 1975 2002 Actress Automobile Jeep [49]
Simon Patterson England 1982 2006 Footballer Automobile BMW 328i
George S. Patton United States 1885 1945 General Automobile 1939 Cadillac Series 75 Near Mannheim, Germany Died from complications 12 days after accident.
Alan J. Pakula United States 1928 1998 Film producer Automobile 1995 Volvo [50]
Mike Parkes UK 1931 1977 Auto racer
Henri Paul France 1956 1997 Chauffeur Automobile Mercedes-Benz S280 Pont de l'Alma tunnel, Paris See also Death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
David Penhaligon British 1944 1986 Politician Automobile Rover SD1 Truck Fork, Probus, Cornwall
Dražen Petrović Croatia 1964 1993 Basketball player Automobile Volkswagen Golf Bundesautobahn 9 near Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany [nb 12]
Bobby Phills United States 1969 2000 Basketball player Automobile 1997 Porsche 993 Cabriolet Charlotte, North Carolina [51]
Mark Philo English 1984 2006 footballer car Vauxhall Astra
Andrea Pininfarina Italian 1957 2008 engineer and manager, CEO of Pininfarina scooter Vespa GT60
Ja'far Pishevari 1947 founder and chairman of short-lived Azerbaijan People's Government car
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[52][53]
Jackson Pollock American 1912 1956 artist car 1950 Oldsmobile 88 convertible [54]
Jim Pomeroy American 1952 2006 Motocrosser car Jeep Yakima, Washington Single vehicle, rollover accident[55]
Cozy Powell British 1947 1998 drummer with Whitesnake car Saab 9000 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.[56]
Richie Powell 1931 1956 jazz musician Automobile
Steve Prefontaine American 1951 1975 athlete car MG MGB Eugene, Oregon 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 Indian 2000 Indian Minister and politician from Congress party car
Audie Pitre 1970 1996 Bassist of music group Acid Bath car
Buford Pusser 1937 1974 Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee car Chevrolet Corvette
Toše Proeski Macedonian 1981 2007 pop star Automobile Volkswagen Touareg

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Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Eric Qin 1967 1993 United States experimental music composer Bicycle Upper West Side, Manhattan
Valérie Quennessen 1957 1989 French Actress Car

[edit] R

Name Birth Death Nationality Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Dottie Rambo 1934 2008 United States Gospel Singer and Songwriter Tour Bus Mount Vernon, Missouri
Manjural Islam Rana 1984 2007 Bangladeshi cricketer Motorcycle
Joe Ranft 1960 2005 United States animator Car California State Route 1, Mendocino County, California
Razzle 1960 1984 United Kingdom Hanoi Rocks drummer Automobile De Tomaso Pantera Car was driven by its owner, Vince Neil who crashed whilst driving intoxicated as well was speeding
Clay Regazzoni 1939 2006 Swiss Retired racing driver Car Chrysler Voyager A1 Autostrada, near Parma
Don Rich 1941 1974 United States Country music singer; member of Buck Owens' Buckaroos Motorcycle Near Bakersfield, California Struck a guardrail after losing control of his motorcycle on Highway 99 north of Bakersfield, while traveling to Morro Bay for a family vacation.
Kenny Robinson 1969 1999 United States Major league baseball pitcher Car Tucson, Arizona
Tom Rodgers[26][27] 1987 2009 British Downhill racer Car Peugeot 306 Mearbeck Car that he and Ben Ineson was travelled in left the road and struck into a tree
Rodrigo Bueno 1973 2000 Argentina Cuarteto Singer and Songwriter Car Ford Explorer Berazategui Partido, Buenos Aires
Joe Rollino[57] 1905 2010 United States Strongman Pedestrian n/a Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York Crossing street 40 ft (12 m) from nearest crosswalk.
Jean Rondeau 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 (2004) Los Angeles, California Car was driven by former teammate Michael Bastianelli, who was also killed[58]
Porfirio Rubirosa 1909 1965 Dominican Republic Dominican diplomat Car Ferrari Paris, France Crashed into a tree whilst driving intoxicated
Frank Ryan 1960 2010 American Plastic surgeon Car 1995 Jeep Wrangler California State Route 1, 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[59]

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Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Silvester Sabolčki[60] Croatian 1979 2003 footballer Car Audi A3 Varaždin, Croatia 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[61][62] French 1975 1999 racing driver Car
Salvador Sánchez Mexican 1959 1982 boxer
Richard Sanders American 1945 1972 amateur wrestler
Jessica Savitch American 1947 1983 journalist
Josef Schnitzer.[63] German 1939 1978 racing driver and founder of Schnitzer Motorsport Car
Henry Schultz American 1893 1938 economist
Gaetano Scirea Italian 1953 1989 footballer
Malik Sealy American 1970 2000 basketball player
W. G. Sebald German 1944 2001 writer and academic
Mihail Sebastian Jewish Romanian 1907 1945 writer
Donald Sellers American 1974 2001 football player
Mike Sharperson 1961 1996 Baseball player
Alexis Gewertz Shepard 1969 1998 folk singer-songwriter
Larisa Shepitko Soviet Russia 1938 1979 film director
Alexander Fu Sheng Hong Kong 1954 1983 martial arts actor
Gene Shoemaker American 1928 1997 (astro)geologist and astronomer Car Australia Head-on collision on the Tanami Road near Alice Springs.
Karen Silkwood American 1946 1974 labor activist
Wayne Simmons American 1969 2002 American football player
Peter Slaghuis Nederland 1961 1991 DJ, producer and remixer Car
Bessie Smith American 1894 1937 blues singer
Darren Smith Australian 1965 1992 cyclist Cycling bike Gold Coast road 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 and various cycling events have been named in his honour.
Horace Smith-Dorrien British 1858 1930 soldier
Ronnie Smith British 2003 motorcycle racer and journalist Scooter
Dan Snyder Canadian 1978 2003 ice hockey player
Bahattin Sofuoğlu Croatian 1978 2002 motorcycle racer
François Sterchele Belgian 1982 2008 soccer player
Lynn Strait American 1968 1998 vocalist with Snot
Italo Svevo Italian 1861 1928 writer

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[edit] U

Name Nationality Birth Death Occupation Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
José Uribe Dominican 1959 2006 Former Major League baseball player Car Juan Baron, Palenque, Dominican Republic
Joe Unser[65][66] American 1896 1929 Indycar driver, 1st Gen. member of the Unser racing family Car FWD Coleman Special US-85 highway, Littleton, Colorado Killed whilst testing for the Indianapolis 500
Javier Urruticoechea Spanish 1952 2001 Football goalkeeper Car Mercedes-Benz B-20 or Ronda de Dalt, Barcelona, Spain impacted central barrier between exits 14 and 15

[edit] V

Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Vivian Vachon Canadian 1951 1991 professional wrestler Car near Montreal, Quebec [nb 13]
Dickie Valentine British 1929 1971 Singer Car Hillman Avenger Glangrwyney, near Crickhowell, Wales [67]
Valley, EchoEcho Valley American 1957 2011 Adult actress Car U.S. Route 83, Leakey, Texas [nb 14] [68]
Ivo Van Damme Belgian 1954 1976 middle distance runner (athletics) Car Marseille, France
Michael Ventris British 1922 1956 the decipherer of Linear B Car
Ondřej Voříšek Czech 1986 2004 footballer Car Uherský Ostroh, Czech Republic [69]

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Name Nationality Birth Death Notability Mode of Transport Vehicle Accident location Details
Billy Walker American 1929 2006 country singer tour van Interstate 65, Fort Deposit, Alabama 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 China 1985 2008 footballer car Nanjing, Jiangsu
Chris von Wangenheim Germany 1942 1981 fashion photographer car
Mary Ward Ireland 1827 1869 Scientist possibly the world's earliest road accident fatality
John L. Wasserman American 1938 1979 columnist
Dottie West American 1932 1991 Country singer Car Briley Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee A 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 West American 1903 1940 writer
Bluey Wilkinson Australia 1911 1940 motorcycle speedway rider motorcycle
Whayne Wilson Costa Rica 1975 2005 footballer
Carol Willis American 1949 1971 Playboy Playmate Car [12]
Bob Wollek French 1943 2001 race car driver bicycle U.S. Route 98, Florida Collision with a van driven by an elderly driver[70][71]
Freda Wright-Sorce 1955 2005 radio personality
Rolf Wütherich German 1927 1981 James Dean's passenger during his fatal crash car Honda Civic Kupferzell Was DUI when he fatally crashed.
N.C. Wyeth American 1882 1945 artist and illustrator

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Name Birth Death Nationality Notability Mode of transport Vehicle Accident location Details Source
Yanagihara, HiromiHiromi Yanagihara 1981 1999 Country Musume singer
Yeremin, MikhailMikhail Yeremin 1968 1991 Soviet footballer
Yokoi, GunpeiGunpei Yokoi 1941 1997 Nintendo executive
Young, B.J.B.J. Young 1977 2005 ice hockey player
Young, BuddyBuddy Young 1926 1983 American football player
Zerouali, HichamHicham Zerouali 1977 2004 Moroccan footballer
Zhirov, AleksandrAleksandr Zhirov 1958 1983 Russian alpine skier
Zolotarev, Yegor IvanovichYegor Ivanovich Zolotarev 1847 1878 Russian mathematician

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[edit] Notes

  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 seatbelt at time of accident due that her large breast made it too small to fit her

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