Princess Di and her passengers in an S280 like this one were not wearing seat belts when it crashed. // Princess Diana's 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280

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Princess Di and her passengers in an S280 like this one were not wearing seat belts when it crashed.

In a sense, Princess Diana was literally killed by the public's fascination with her. Throughout her turbulent marriage with and eventual divorce from Britain's Prince Charles, and during her life afterward, the press always followed her every move. In 1997, the night she died, Diana and Dodi Al-Fayed were rear occupants of a Mercedes S-Class driven by Henri Paul, the head of security at the Ritz hotel owned by the Fayed family, who was trying to evade the paparazzi pursuing the vehicle. The pursuit became a high-speed chase through the streets of Paris, and ended tragically and famously when the Mercedes-Benz hit a support pillar in the Place de l'Alma underpass. None of the four passengers was wearing a seat belt, and only one, Trevor Rees-Jones, a member of the Fayed personal protection team, survived.