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Famous People who Died in Car Crashes

Famous Car Crashes

List of Deaths from Car Crash

  • 1869-08-31 Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
  • 1917-10-13 Florence La Badie, American silent film actress, dies of injuries from automobile accident at 29
  • 1928-09-29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies in a car accident at 29
  • 1929-07-02 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), dies in an automobile accident at 34
  • 1930-10-15 Ernest Wilson, English botanist (plant collector in China), dies in a car accident at 54
  • 1932-03-01 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, killed in a car accident at 25
  • 1935-08-29 Astrid of Sweden, Queen of the Belgians, first wife of King Leopold III (1934-35), dies in a car accident at 29
  • 1935-10-04 Barbados Joe Walcott, Barbadian boxer (World Welterweight champion 1901-06; first black to hold title), dies in a car accident at 62
  • 1937-07-22 Ted McDonald, Australian cricket fast bowler (11 Tests, 43 wickets, BB 5/32; Tasmania, Victoria, Lancashire CCC), dies in car crash at 46
  • 1937-09-26 Bessie Smith, American blues singer known as the "Empress of the Blues" (recorded over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43
  • 1938-06-26 James Weldon Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, lyricist ("Lift Every Voice And Sing"), civil rights activist, and leader of the NAACP, dies in a car crash at 67
  • 1940-12-21 Hal Kemp, American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and sweet jazz bandleader, dies as a result of a car accident at 36
  • 1944-09-27 Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), dies in car crash at 82
  • 1945-08-17 Pater Bleijs [Louis], Dutch catholic priest and resistance fighter in WWII, dies in car accident at 39
  • 1946-04-17 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
  • 1946-06-10 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American world heavyweight champion 1908-15), dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1947-01-14 Bill Hewitt, American Pro Football HOF end (4 × First-team All-Pro; Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles; one last players to not wear a helmet), dies in a car crash at 37
  • 1948-08-13 Elaine Hammerstein, American stage and silent film actress, dies in a Tijuana car crash at 51
  • 1948-08-31 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), dies in a car accident at 16
  • 1950-04-01 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, dies in a car crash at 45
  • 1950-10-09 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season; Montreal Canadiens), dies in a car accident at 55
  • 1955-08-28 Bob Gordon, American cool jazz baritone saxophonist, dies in a car accident at 27
  • 1955-09-30 James Dean, American actor and cultural icon (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause), and 1st actor to be posthumously nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award, dies in a car crash at age 24
  • 1956-09-06 Michael Ventris, English architect who deciphered Linear B, dies in a car accident at 34
  • 1957-07-03 Judy Tyler [Judith Mae Hess], American actress (Jailhouse Rock, Bop Girl Goes Calypso) and Miss Stardust (1949), dies in car crash with 2nd husband Gregory Lafayette (19) at 24
  • 1957-07-04 Gregory Lafayette (19) dies from injuries sustained in a car crash that killed his wife, actress Judy Tyler (24), the day earlier
  • 1959-06-02 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1959-09-09 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1960-02-03 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, dies in an automobile accident at 38
  • 1960-02-06 Jesse Belvin, American pop singer, piano player (Mr. Easy), and songwriter (Earth Angel), dies in a car crash after a concert in Little Rock, Arkansas at 27
  • 1960-04-17 Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist ("Summertime Blues"; "C'Mon Everybody"), dies in a English taxi-car crash at 21
  • 1960-05-12 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • 1960-11-05 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer ("The Battle of New Orleans"), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1961-03-12 Belinda Lee, English actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
  • 1961-07-06 Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), dies in a car accident at 25
  • 1962-01-13 Ernie Kovacs, American comedian (The Ernie Kovacs Show), dies in a car crash at 42
  • 1964-12-28 Dave Bowman, American jazz and studio pianist (Jack Teagarden; Bud Freeman; Perry Como), dies in a car accident at 50
  • 1966-06-30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59
  • 1966-10-07 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), dies in a car crash at 26
  • 1967-02-13 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • 1967-04-29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 38
  • 1967-06-06 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47
  • 1967-06-26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress, sister of Catherine Deneuve dies in a car accident at 25
  • 1967-06-29 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 1968-07-28 Charles William Mayo, American surgeon (Mayo Clinic), dies in a car accident on his 70th birthday
  • 1969-07-13 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1970-06-02 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, dies in a car crash at 32
  • 1970-06-10 Earl Grant, American pop pianist, organist, and singer ("Ebb Tide"; "Winter Wonderland"), dies in a car crash in New Mexico at 39
  • 1970-07-23 Leith Stevens, American pianist, composer and conductor of scores for radio (Suspense), film (The War of the Worlds), and television (Climax!), dies of a heart attack (upon learning his wife was killed in a car accident) at 60
  • 1970-07-30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1971-04-13 Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 21
  • 1971-06-18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • 1971-08-15 Thomas Wayne, American rockabilly singer ("Tragedy"), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1972-07-06 (Andre) Brandon De Wilde, American stage and screen actor (The Member of the Wedding; Shane; Jamie; Hud), dies in a car crash at 30
  • 1972-10-25 Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (Southern 500, 1950), dies in a car accident at 54
  • 1972-12-18 Neilia Biden, Joe Biden's first wife and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi, are killed in an automobile accident a few days before he takes office as the newly elected Senator for Delaware
  • 1973-01-25 Masao Ohba, Japanese boxer (WBA flyweight champion), dies in a car accident at 23
  • 1974-02-21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44
  • 1974-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, dies in a car accident at 32
  • 1974-11-13 Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances
  • 1975-05-30 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1976-01-17 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]
  • 1976-01-18 Ad Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash at 42 [or 1/17]
  • 1976-11-08 Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (French C'ship 1934, 36), dies in a car accident at 67
  • 1977-03-05 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, dies in a car crash at 19
  • 1977-06-24 André-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician, dies in car crash at 33
  • 1977-09-16 Marc Bolan, English rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex - "Bang a Gong (Get It On)"), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 1977-12-07 Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (developed the 33-1/3 rpm LP phonograph record format), dies in a car accident at 77
  • 1978-01-23 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers - "Tammy"), dies in a car accident at 52
  • 1978-07-27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (Residentie Orkest, 1949-73; Melbourne Symphony, 1967-70; Sydney Symphony, 1971-77), dies in a car crash at 70
  • 1978-12-27 Chris Bell, American rock guitarist (Big Star - "In The Street"), dies in a car crash at 27
  • 1979-01-20 Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), dies in a car crash at 53
  • 1979-10-03 Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton],, American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov, 1969, Playmate of the Year 1970), dies in car crash at 29
  • 1980-04-04 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • 1980-07-23 Keith Godchaux, American pianist, and singer (Grateful Dead, 1971-79 - "Let Me Sing Your Blues Away"), dies in a car accident at 32
  • 1980-11-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer and dissident (Will the Soviet Union Survive Until 1984), dies in a car accident at 42
  • 1980-12-25 (Ludwig) "Louis" Neefs, Belgian pop singer (Eurovision, 1967 & 1969), dies, along with his wife, in a car accident at 43
  • 1981-03-05 Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist ("Over The Rainbow"; "It's Only A Paper Moon"), dies in a car crash at 84
  • 1981-03-23 Mike Hailwood, MBE GM, British motorcycle road racer (World C'ships: 250cc – 1961, 66, 67; 350cc – 1966, 67; 500cc –1962, 63, 64, 65; 76 Grand Prix wins), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1981-04-02 Delfo Cabrera, Argentine distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 1948), dies in a car accident at 62
  • 1981-04-28 Steve Currie, British rock bassist (T. Rex; Marc Bolan), dies in a car crash in Portugal at 33
  • 1981-07-01 Rushton Moreve [Morey], American bass player (Steppenwolf - "Magic Carpet Ride"), dies at in a car accident at 32
  • 1981-07-16 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Taxi"; "Cat's In The Cradle"), dies in car crash at 38
  • 1982-09-14 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52
  • 1982-09-28 Larry Breeding, American actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies in a car crash on his 36th birthday
  • 1983-11-15 Dai Rees, Scottish golfer (British Open runner-up 1953-54, 61), dies of car accident injuries at 70
  • 1984-09-19 June Preisser, American acrobatic dancer and actress (Babes in Arms; Strike Up the Band), dies in a car crash at 64
  • 1987-02-24 Jim Connors, American Legendary Radio personality, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1987-07-25 Alex Sadkin, American audio engineer, and record producer (Grace Jones; Thompson Twins), dies in a car crash in The Bahamas at 38
  • 1987-11-16 Jim Brewer, American baseball relief pitcher (World Series 1965; MLB All Star 1973; LA Dodgers), dies of injuries suffered in car accident at 50
  • 1987-11-22 Ted Taylor, American R&B singer, dies in a car crash at 58
  • 1988-04-09 Dave Prater, American R&B singer and musician (Sam & Dave - "Soul Man"), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1988-05-16 Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (NPC Gold's Classic 1981), dies in car crash at 42
  • 1988-07-31 Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill Street Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), killed in a car accident by a drunk driver at 38
  • 1989-09-03 Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), dies in a car accident at 36
  • 1989-12-03 Fernando Martín, Spanish basketball center (first Spaniard in NBA 1986, Portland Trail Blazers; FIBA Club World Cup 1981, Real Madrid), dies in a car accident at 27
  • 1989-12-14 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 1989-12-25 Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1951, 52, 53, 56; NY Yankees) and manager (World Series 1977 NY Yankees), killed in a car accident at 61
  • 1990-07-02 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, dies in automobile accident at 39
  • 1990-08-15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), dies in a car accident at 28
  • 1991-05-22 Catalino "Lino" Brocka, Filipino film director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
  • 1991-07-20 Earl Robinson, American composer, dies in a car accident at 81
  • 1991-09-22 Reynold Abel Dorris, (Broken Cord), dies at 23 in car crash
  • 1991-11-16 Ralph Marrero, American actor (Dawn of the Dead; The Babe; Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • 1992-04-02 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), dies in car crash at 37
  • 1992-04-10 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38
  • 1992-04-19 Rob Clayton, American heavy metal drummer (Jody Grind), dies in car crash with a drunk driver at 26
  • 1992-04-19 Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • 1992-05-06 Jilly Rizzo, restaurateur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in a car crash at 75
  • 1992-06-25 Jerome Brown, American defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • 1992-07-11 Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty International, dies in a car crash at 46
  • 1992-11-07 Alexander Dubček, Czechoslovak politician who headed the Czech Communist Party and was deposed after a Soviet invasion, dies at 70 from injuries sustained in a car crash
  • 1992-11-28 Roland Smeenk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies in a car accident at 35
  • 1993-05-02 Julio Gallo, American wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 83
  • 1993-08-01 Alfred Manessier, French painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993-09-24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British punk rocker (Screwdriver), dies in a car crash at 36
  • 1993-11-04 Cliff Young, American pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • 1994-01-21 Basel al-Assad, Syrian president Hafez al-Assad's son and chosen successor, dies in car accident at 31
  • 1995-01-08 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer (Undisputed world middleweight champion 1970-74, 76-77), dies in a car accident at 52
  • 1995-03-04 Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter ("Nature Boy"; "Lonely Island), dies in a car accident at 86
  • 1995-04-29 Robert Gibb, British zoo and theme park creator (Flamingo Land; Pleasure Island), dies in a car accident at 57
  • 1995-11-30 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83
  • 1996-05-26 Mike Sharperson, American baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1992; World Series 1988, 95), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 1996-10-05 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), dies after a car accident at 71
  • 1997-07-20 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals; British Guiana), dies in a car crash at 75
  • 1997-08-31 Diana Spencer, English Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
  • 1997-08-31 Dodi Fayed, Egyptian businessman, died in a car crash in Paris with Diana, Princess of Wales,at 42
  • 1997-09-19 Rich Mullins, American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, dies in a car accident at 41
  • 1997-12-02 Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, dies in a car accident at 43
  • 1998-02-05 Timothy "Tim" Kelly, American guitarist (Slaughter), dies in a car accident at 35
  • 1998-04-05 Cozy Powell [Colin Flooks] English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group; Emerson, Lake & Powell), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1998-09-10 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds; Sharpees), dies in a car accident at 53
  • 1998-12-11 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), dies in a car accident at 30
  • 1999-08-29 Jaime Fields, American NFL and WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), dies in a hit-and-run automobile accident at 29
  • 1999-11-03 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • 2000-03-20 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), dies after a car accident at 86
  • 2000-05-08 Henry Nicols, American AIDS activist, dies as the result of a car accident at 26
  • 2000-10-28 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show; Steve Allen Show), dies of injuries from a car accident at 78
  • 2000-11-20 Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (Ping), dies in a car accident at 42
  • 2001-03-23 David McTaggart, Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace, dies in a car accident at 68
  • 2001-07-19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2002-04-25 Left Eye [Lisa Lopes], American singer (TLC), dies in a car crash at 30
  • 2002-07-21 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, early David Bowie), dies in a car crash at 59
  • 2002-11-26 Polo Montañez, Cuban son cubano singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from injuries suffered in a car crash at 47
  • 2003-08-11 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66
  • 2003-09-08 Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (Caillou; 15/Love), dies in a car crash at 17
  • 2003-10-24 Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 60), dies in car accident at 78
  • 2004-03-09 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies in a car accident at 73
  • 2004-03-30 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58
  • 2005-05-07 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), dies in a car accident at 25
  • 2005-12-15 Darrell Russell, American football defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1998, 99; First-Team All-Pro 1998; Oakland Raiders), dies in a car crash at 29
  • 2006-01-14 Mark Philo, English footballer, dies in a car crash at 21
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), dies, along with his wife and two band members, in a single vehicle car accident, at 77
  • 2006-05-31 Ryan Bennett, American sports journalist (MMA), dies after a car crash at 36
  • 2007-07-04 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician ("Gözlerin"/ "Your Eyes"), and actor (My Lying Lover), dies of injuries sustained in a car accident at 28
  • 2007-10-16 Toše Proeski, Macedonian pop music singer-songwriter and musician, dies in a car crash in Croatia at 26
  • 2009-03-06 Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, dies in a car crash at 50
  • 2009-04-24 Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash at 61
  • 2010-09-03 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian, dies after a car accident at 60
  • 2011-02-27 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), dies in a car accident at 87
  • 2011-03-12 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, dies in a car crash in Australia at 76
  • 2011-10-12 Joel "Taz" DiGregorio, American country-rock keyboardist (Charlie Daniels Band), killed in a car accident at 67
  • 2012-02-10 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53
  • 2012-03-06 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), dies in a car crash at 78
  • 2013-06-04 Joey Covington [Michno], American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship), dies in a single vehicle car crash at 67
  • 2013-11-30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40
  • 2014-09-20 Rob Bironas, American football placekicker, 2005-13 (Tennessee Titans), dies in a car crash while intoxicated at 36
  • 2015-02-11 Bob Simon, American TV correspondent (CBS, 60 Minutes), dies after a car crash at 73
  • 2015-04-03 Bob Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a car crash at 64
  • 2015-05-23 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, dies in a car crash at 86
  • 2015-06-05 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), dies in a car crash at 34
  • 2015-06-13 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • 2015-06-22 Buddy Landel 'Nature Boy', American professional wrestler, dies after a car accident at 53
  • 2016-01-26 Colin Vearncombe, British singer-songwriter (Black - "Wonderful Life"), dies from injuries in a car accident at 53
  • 2017-01-22 Yordano Ventura, Dominican MLB pitcher (Kansas City Royals), dies in a car crash at 25
  • 2018-01-17 Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (Hope Morrison-Home and Away, dies at 29, three days after a car crash which also killed both her parents
  • 2019-06-01 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), dies in a car crash at 35
  • 2019-08-27 Jessi Combs, American auto racer, television personality (women’s land speed class record [4 wheels] 2013, 16), dies in jet-powered high-speed race car crash at 39
  • 2020-04-12 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), dies in a car accident at 36
  • 2020-07-15 Travell Mazion, American boxer (WBC-NABF super welterweight title 2020), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 2020-11-23 Anele Ngcongca, South African soccer defender (53 caps; Genk), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 2020-12-12 Motjeka Madisha, South African soccer defender (13 caps; Mamelodi Sundowns), dies in car accident at 25
  • 2022-04-13 Freddy Rincón, Colombian soccer midfielder (84 caps; Santa Fe, América de Cali, SC Corinthians), dies in car accident at 55
  • 2022-04-22 Pedrie Wannenburg, South African rugby union flanker (20 Tests; Bulls, Ulster, Castres, Oyonnax), dies in a car accident at 41
  • 2022-05-14 Andrew Symonds, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 2 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 162no, 24 wickets; Queensland CA, Kent CCC, Deccan Chargers), dies in a single-car crash at 46
  • 2022-08-03 Jackie Walorski , American politician (Rep-R-Indiana 2013-22), dies in a car accident at 58
  • 2022-08-07 Roger E. Mosley, American actor (Magnum, P.I. -"TC"; Leadbelly), dies due to injuries sustained in a car accident at 83
  • 2022-08-09 Rudi Koertzen, South African cricket umpire (Tests 108 1992-2010; ODIs 209; T20Is 14), dies in a car accident at 73