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'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in car crash


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’Jackass" star Ryan Dunn has reportedly died after being involved in a car crash in Pennsylvania earlier this morning. According to TMZ as confirmed by Bam Margera’s mom, Dunn and an unidentified person died after crashing on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township around 3am in what appeared to be Dunn’s Porsche 911 Porsche 911 GT3. It is unclear who the driver of the vehicle was, but reports are stating that the vehicle erupted into flames and was later towed away as the crumbled mess seen in the picture above.

In a disturbing twist, Dunn - most known for his stunt in the first ’Jackass’ movie where he strategically placed a Hot Wheels car inside his bum - had apparently tweeted a photo of himself with a couple of buddies a few hours earlier. The photo showed all three gentlemen engaging in what looks to be a few alcoholic beverages. There’s been no word as to whether or not alcohol was the culprit, but other sources are also claiming that the vehicle was traveling at a high speed of 110 mph when the crash occurred. Either way, we’re sure investigations are underway to determine the main factor behind this sad event.

UPDATE 06/20/2011: The West Goshen Township Police Department have confirmed that Ryan Dunn was indeed the driver of his own 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 and that both victims "died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident." Police have also stated that "speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident." Investigations are still underway.

We’ll keep you posted on this story as it develops.

Source: TMZ



17 comments:

I think there is something wrong with the cars of Porsche. Better investigate to know the cause of the accident because as we notice, most accidents happened with a Porsche car.

So, what was the initial reactions from Porsche? I think they have to re-investigate their units. I know its the driver’s fault, but somehow there were also a lot of Porsche that has been crashed without any reasons.

Looks like everyone got affected with his sudden death. Oh well, let’s move on and pray for his soul instead. However, I’ve been waiting for the formal results of the investigation since we realy don’t know what happened on that night.

We all learned something from this incident. First, drive safely. Secondly, We don’t know what will happen next. Just be safe everyone. Always pray before doing anything.

Before this thing happened I have heard a lot of crashes involving the this car. And its sad to know that the common cause would be driver’s fault. Too bad that this accident needs to end tragically.

Admittedly, I’m a fan of their jackass show. They are making wild dare on their program and if I remembered that they had a jungle episode wherein Ryan Dunn let the cobra snake bit his arm turning it as a tattoo out of the left scar.

Indeed, this should really be a lesson for all of us. If I can recall correctly, now matter how crazy the stunts that they do in Jackass, they actually always have a medical team standing by.

That was a very unfortunate ending for the artist. Let’s not blame him for what he had done but instead pray for his soul. Maybe, this will serve a lesson to all of us. Never underestimate your future.

This one definitely shows you that drinking and driving is really a bad idea. If you look at it, there are actually a lot of celebrities who perished this way, and that should be a reminder.

Yeah, I have read about that one. And from what I have learned, the comment made by Ebert was a bit on the off side. But I think that that incident has died down already.

Hey, have you guys heard the news lately? It seems that Roger Ebert made a comment about Dunn’s death and a lot of people received that one rather negatively.

It’s really a bad news for every fans of Jackass. We all know that Ryan Dunn has done a big part for the Jackass team. You can’t really tell how you’re gonna die right?

Well,, this one is really quite saddening. I still can recall that he was the one who did some of the crazier stunts in the movie. All I can say to him is RIP, man.

I have heard several crashes on the Porsche 911 GT3 but this is the first time that I have read that someone have encountered a tragic ending. Well, since the investigation is not yet done still we need to wait for updates to make everything clear. Anyhow, rest in peace Ryan Dunn.

A really sad news. I’ve been a fan of their show and though the program has some stupidity on what they do, still it gives me laughter at the end. I feel so bad knowing that a funny guy like Ryan Dunn has died in a car accident. My sincere condolences for his family.

PS: check page 3 of the thread for pictures of the problem

RIP,

but is this a fatal 911 gt3 due to the watercoolling coupling problem mention many times on Porsche forums ? it appears that the watercooling coupling separate and then project watercollant on the rear tires. It happened several times on track cars and so often that some shop even offer a replacement part for the problem.

check the special thread on rennlist ’catastrophic-co olant-hose-coupling-fa ilure-registry’< /p>

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