34-year-old “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn has died in a car crash. The crash happened early Monday (June 20th) in a collision on Route 322, in Pennsylvania.
According to The Independent, Police found the vehicle “fully engulfed in flames” upon arrival in a wooded area in the west Goshen Township. An unidentified passenger also died in the crash at 2:38 am local time. A police statement said a “preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident.”
Dunn was a key cast member of the notorious “Jackass” series that aired on MTV from 2000 to 2002. “Jackass” was often a controversial controversy due to its dangerous and disgusting stunts. Dunn earned his spot on “Jackass” by gaining the admiration of his colleagues by supposedly diving into a pool of raw sewage with a snorkel, a mask and flippers.
“The show is off the schedule as of today until we discuss next steps,” a G4 spokeswoman told The TV Column.
Dunn posted images of himself and friends enjoying a night out on Twitter, shortly before the fatal accident occurred. In 2005, Dunn was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police have not stated whether or not alcohol was a factor, but a 100-foot tire skid marked the area where the car veered off of the road.
The impact of the crash reportedly split the Porsche Dunn was driving into multiple pieces, and Dunn’s body was identified by his tattoos.
“The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same,” MTV President Van Toffler said Monday in a statement.
“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn,” “Jackass” colleague Johnny Knoxville tweeted Monday afternoon. “. . . RIP Ryan, I love you buddy.”