Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dead After Fiery Crash, Drunk Driving to Blame?

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died early Monday morning in a fiery car crash after a night out partying with friends at a bar. According to police, it appears Ryan Dunn may have been speeding when his car went off the road and crashed around 2:30am near West Goshen, Pennsylvania.

Ryan Dunn, Source: Wikimedia.org

Ryan Dunn’s 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 was “fully engulfed in flames” when police arrived on the location of the crash. Both Dunn and a male passenger were dead at the scene. Dunn’s body was reportedly so badly burned that he was only able to be indentified by his tattoos. The passenger in the car has still not been identified.

Burnt remains of Ryan Dunn's car after the crash, Source: FLICKR

According to TMZ.com, Ryan Dunn had spent around four hours at a bar partying with friends before leaving to drive home. According to witnesses, Dunn allegedly “had a lot to drink” while he was at the bar. Police have not said whether they suspect alcohol might have been a factor in the crash, but do believe he may have been traveling at a high.

Shortly before his death, Ryan Dunn tweeted a photo of himself hanging out with his friends at the bar and  drinking a beer. The photo has since been removed from his Twitter feed.

Ryan Dunn drinking with friends Sunday night, Source: Twitter

Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville posted a message on his Twitter feed saying: “Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.” Dunn starred in the Jackass MTV series and in all three Jackass movies. Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna also Tweeted his grief over losing Dunn, saying: “I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-ass dude!!”

“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn – a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade,” MTV president Van Toffler said. “He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favourite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends.”

Not everyone was so kind with their responses to Ryan Dunn’s death, however. Movie critic Roger Ebert rather rudely Tweeted to his followers: “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”

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20 thoughts on “Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dead After Fiery Crash, Drunk Driving to Blame?”

  1. Please fix typos
    has still not be identified
    has still not been identified – correction
    bar and drinking a bear
    bar and drinking a beer – correction

  2. Realllllly RJ? I think we all know what they meant even if there were typos. Typos are NOT the point here!

  3. Sad loss. Anyone who drinks even a couple of drinks & then drives runs this risk.
    Don’t do it.

  4. Ryan will be sadly missed he was a great guy 🙁 me and my family are totally devastated by this news oh and roger ebert you are a souless dousche whose own mother wouldn’t be proud of the shit you wrote

  5. @RJ……. You’re a di*k. Dude just died and your doing spelling. Muppet. RIP Ryan

  6. @RJ……. You’re a cock. Dude just died and your doing spelling. Muppet. RIP Ryan

  7. RIP man, ill always love you as a brother. I guess our next movie together will be in heaven.

  8. I’m sorry but Roger Ebert is right, Ryan would still be here if he didn’t drink and drive…
    Such a sad loss, hopefully some people will learn from this, and stop their friends doing the same thing!

  9. Good riddance! The douchebag could have killed innocent people cause he chose to drive while under the influence! I fail to see how this is a tragedy.

  10. RIP RYAN DUNN…..You will always be remembered for the dumb ass things you have done. Jackass will NEVER be the same without you….

  11. I’m with RJ. RIP Ryan and all, but in an article about someone who has died, I feel that correct spelling is a sign of respect. Besides – spelling & counting are the two most basic things we learn, yet nobody seems able to do either of them anymore.

  12. i was just watching all the Viva La Bam episodes, it was funny when dunn n knoxville had that prank war going down, ow n the guy pretending to be bam in this blog is a fag, u know bam’s loyal to unholyness – making your heaven comment void

  13. You’d think one of the jackass crew would’ve died attempting a stunt but no, Dunn dies from getting smashed and then smash, boom, fire, skinmeltage!!! It’s sad but he’s lucky he didn’t kill anybody otherwise people would’ve been pissing on his grave.

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