It was wrecked and burst into inflames. Both Dunn and his passenger were found dead at the scene from blunt and thermal trauma.
Preliminary police reports indicated that speed might have played a role. It was also suspected the Dunn was drunk because he tweeted photos of himself drinking just hours before he took the wheel.
Now, TMZ reported that the police think Dunn was going 132 mph at the time of his crash and that his blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.196, almost 2.5 times the legal limit of 0.08.
Driving drunk and fast are both known causes of automobile fatalities. A 2008 Census report showed that excessive alcohol was involved in 32 percent of all US fatal car crashes and speeding was involved in 31 percent of all US fatal car crashes.
Shortly after Dunn's death, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive. This remark set off a one-day long cyber war between Ebert and Dunn's bereaved friends. Ebert has since apologized for any pain he caused but stands by his stance against drunk driving.
Dunn was born in Medina, Ohio, and grew up in Williamsville, New York, before moving to West Chester, Pennsylvania.
A private service for family and friends will take place near Dunn's home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with a public memorial service to follow.