Michaelis and this man reached her first, but when they had torn open her shirtwaist, still damp with perspiration, they saw that her left breast was swinging loose like a flap, and there was no need to listen for the heart beneath. The mouth was wide open and ripped at the corners, as though she had choked a little in giving up the tremendous vitality she had stored for so long.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 7, the description of Myrtle Wilson’s physical state after she is knocked down by a car and killed is eerie and ghastly.