Ryan Dunn died at approximately 3.a.m. on June 20th morning in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, after his 2007 Porshe 911 GT3 skidded off the road, hit a tree and caught in flames. The accident killed Dunn and a co-passenger who has been identified as Zac Hartwell.
The Chester County coroner listed blunt force trauma and thermal trauma as the official cause of death for both men.
West Goshen (Pa.) Police Chief Michael Carroll told reporters that an accident reconstruction team determined the high rate of speed the vehicle was traveling before it collided with a guardrail, landed in the woods and burst into flames.
I've never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was even before it caught on fire, said Carroll. The automobile actually came apart. It was unbelievable and I've been on a lot of fatal accident scenes. This is by far the worse I've ever seen.
A preliminary examination of the crash site suggested that Dunn's Porsche might have been traveling more than 100 mph in the 55 mph zone when it jumped a guardrail and struck a tree and burst into flames.
His car was capable of reaching 190 mile per hour and the accident was surmised to have been caused by high speed. Shortly before the accident, Dunn posted a photo to his Twitter account at 1 a.m. which apparently showed him drinking with friends.
According to the NY Times, Dunn's career in reckless behavior started in the 1990s, when he and friend and collaborator Bam Margera started filming underground skateboard and stunt videos.
He also played conventional roles, appearing in the romantic comedy “Blonde Ambition” (2007) and NBC’s “Law & Order: S.V.U.” according to the report.
A private service for Jackass star Ryan Dunn was held in Philadelphia, Wednesday, attended by friends and family members, even as a radical church organization stepped up their threat to protest against any public service held in honor of the TV and movie star.