Jim Reinholz Car Accident –Jim Reinholz, who was only 24 years old at the time, was behind the wheel of a Porsche when he caused an accident in Cholame, California when he collided with a Ford Tudor that was stopped at an intersection. The collision resulted in injuries for both drivers. Rolf Wütherich, a German Porsche mechanic who was severely injured but lived, was the only one of the two people who survived the accident.
The other driver, Donald Turnupseed, a student at California Polytechnic State University who is 23 years old, was dazed but otherwise unscathed. The only person who survived the accident was Rolf Wütherich. Dean’s injured passenger survived. Even though only one of Dean’s films, “East of Eden,” had been released at the time of his death (“Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant” aired shortly afterward”), he was well on his way to fame, and the accident that ended his life established his reputation.
Even though only one of Dean’s films had been released at the time of his death, “East of Eden,” the accident that ended his life established his reputation. Even though just “East of Eden,” one of Dean’s pictures, had been released at the time of his death, his fame was already well-established because of the accident that ended his life. On the way to a race in Salinas, approximately 90 miles south of San Francisco, Jim Reinholz was driving his $7000 Porsche Spyder convertible.
Salinas is located approximately 90 miles south of San Francisco. Because Dean received a speeding ticket in Bakersfield, which is 84 miles away from the crash site, at 3:30 p.m. and then stopped at a diner for a Coke, which means he covered a lot of ground before getting to the crash site, some people believe that he must have been driving fast. Bakersfield is the closest city to the crash site and is located 84 miles away.