Jackass star Ryan Dunn is known for his daredevil stunts, toying with danger and flirting with death, and though he managed to cheat death once in 2005, he could not do so last Monday.
In his entire career spanning Jackass, Viva La Bam, Homewrecker, and Proving Ground, Dunn has never hesitated to throw caution to the winds and gained popularity by performing various crude, dangerous, ridiculous, and self-injuring pranks and stunts.
Dunn cheated death once in April of 2005 when he crashed his car in West Whiteland Township but miraculously survived the accident. He was charged with DUI and was forced to complete a program designed for first-time, non-violent offenders.
However, it seems Dunn failed to learn his lesson.
He had 23 driving citations, including speeding and careless driving, driving with suspended license, driving an unregistered vehicle, parking-related transgressions, and criminal mischief-damage to property.
According to April, mother of Jackass costar Bam Margera, Dunn always “drove too fast” and she “yelled at him all the time about that”.
Last Monday around 2:38 a.m., Dunn was driving his Porsche 911 GT3 on Route 322, which veered off the road, crashed into trees, and immediately caught on fire. Both Dunn and his friend Zachary Daniel Hartwell who were in the car died on spot.
Dunn could not cheat death this time.
Wondering what made the Porsche crash?
The toxicology text revealed that Dunn’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.196 percent, 2.5 times the legal limit in Pennsylvania.
Prior to the incident, Dunn was partying and drinking heavily at a bar called Barnaby’s, not far away from the crash site. A photo of Dunn drinking with his friends was tweeted couple hours before the accident.
“The crowd was just pouring in. It was a massive party, with people everywhere, drinking,” Thaddeus Kalinoski told the Daily Mail, who was drinking with Dunn for five hours at the bar.
“He was drinking quick. He ordered for the entire bar,” said Kalinoski.
According to people who were drinking with Dunn, he had taken multiple kinds of alcohol, including at least three beer and three shots of whiskey.
In addition to driving under influence, speeding may well have been another factor that contributed in the accident, according to the police.
Dunn is said to be driving his Porsche at around 140 mph on a 55 mph road, or nearly 2.5 times above the permissible speed limit.
“Speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident,” said Michael Carroll, West Goshen police chief.
Dunn cheated death once back in 2005. But he could not do so the second time. What do you think? Was Dunn flirting with death? Is this Final Destination come true?
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