Shocking, Spectacular Exit By TV Personality

23 06 2011

MTV’s Jackass crew will have one less manchild should they move forward with the stunts and antics that made them famous.

Monday morning news broke that Ryan Dunn died in a firey crash on Route 322 in West Goshen Township, PA. April Margera, mother of Dunn’s longtime friend Bam Margera, confirmed the story.

Dunn, who celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11, appeared in the first Jackass film in one of the franchise’s more memorable skits: “The Toy Car.”  He enjoyed success outside the stunt industry, appearing in hosting television shows in 2005 and 2011, acting in Law and Order SVU and several small films.

A photo Dunn tweeted of himself with friends late Sunday night at West Chester bar Barnaby’s, only fueled speculation of the accident’s cause Monday.

Apparently, after losing control of his vehicle in the wee hours of June 20, Dunn’s car careened over a guardrail and struck a tree.  His Porsche 911 GT3 burst into flames with he and passenger Zachary Hartwell, a 30-year-old film production assistant, still inside.

It has been reported that Dunn was travelling in his Porsche at a rate of 132-140mph, and the vehicle came to rest just 100 yards from Hartwell’s home.

The more details that come out, the harder it is to imagine just how Dunn’s Jackass brothers, family and longtime-love Angie Cuturic are going to cope with this tremendous loss.

While initially it was only speculated that Dunn was intoxicated while driving early Monday morning, toxicology results that were expected to take up to four weeks have revealed his blood-alcohol content to be .196, over twice the Pennsylvania state limit of .08.

Also revealed today was Dunn’s checkered driving history, which includes a past DUI and almost a dozen citations for excessive speed.

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1. Controversial Tweet From Roger Ebert Following Death of Ryan Dunn

2. Conspiracy Theories Rampant Online, Is Dunn’s Death a Hoax?




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