Early in the morning of August 30, 1997, just before 12:30 a.m., Paris time, a speeding black Mercedes S280 sedan slammed into a concrete pillar in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel alongside the Seine. At 4 a.m. in Paris that morning -- 24 years ago this month -- Princess Diana, who was riding in that Mercedes along with her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, was pronounced dead at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. She was 36 years old.
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