2007 Porsche 911 GT3, Ryan Dunn Car Crash

June 21, 2011 by Post Team 

2007 Porsche 911 Gt32007 Porsche 911 Gt3, As his “Jackass” co-star Ryan Dunn seemed indestructible, a daredevil who habitually risked his life for the amusement of others – and lived to tell. However, yesterday morning, the prankster who was not above diving into a vat of sewage or getting punched in the face with a smile died in a fire in a car accident in West Goshen Township after an evening with friends.

Dunn, 34, was driving his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 on Route 322 about 2:30 am when the car barreled over a guardrail and into a wooded area, police said. When officers arrived, the vehicle was in flames.

Both Dunn and his passenger were severely burned and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they were able to identify Dunn for their facial hair and tattoos.

A friend, who requested anonymity, said the passenger was Zachary Dunn Hartwell, 31, of West Chester.

Police said speed might have been a contributing factor to the accident. A brand of tire skid extends about 100 feet showed that the car left the road. Burned vehicle photos show only twisted metal pieces.

An autopsy would determine whether alcohol also plays a role in the accident. A picture of Dunn posted on his Twitter account for about two hours before the crash showed what appeared to be a beer in hand.

According to conflicting reports on, Barnaby other customers in the United States, West Chester, Sunday night is going on yesterday, said Dunn was “not too drunk to drive” or “lost” after consuming at least three beers and three “pictures of girls,” 10:30 p.m. to 2:10 a.m.

An employee of Barnaby said the bar had no comment.

In 2005, police in West Whiteland Dunn arrested for DUI, according to court documents. He subsequently participated in a program of accelerated rehabilitation provision.

Dunn is best known for his role in the MTV series “Jackass” and the three films generated. He was the star of MTV’s “Homewrecker,” which was billed as an “anti-reality show makeover.”

He also co-host of “Proving Ground”, a show that tested video game and film tricks in the real world. The show, which premiered on cable network G4 last week and was scheduled to air tonight, has been delisted from G4.

Hartwell, passengers Dunn, was married in October. He is listed as a production assistant on “Jackass. Number two” also had a small role in the 2009 film “Minghags”; including Dunn and fellow “Jackass” star Bam Margera.

Margera, a close friend of Dunn was in Phoenix when the accident occurred, said Margera’s mother, April, and found Dunn’s death through a phone call from his older brother.

“He is completely devastated,” said April Margera.

Dunn, a native of Ohio, moved to Pennsylvania as a teenager and met Margera on his first day of school in West Chester East, according to a biography of Dunn Web.

“He always said it was his second mother and father,” said April Margera. “He was the sweetest, best person anyone could know…. just please, everyone knows what a great person he was.”

A handful of friends from Dunn met yesterday in front of the bill, a favorite meeting place Margera property in Market Street, near Alta, West Chester.

The men, tattooed, burly, said they were too devastated to talk about the loss of his friend.

Throughout the day, a steady stream of people gathered for the event on Route 322, where the life of Dunn and Hartwell came to a violent end.

They stared in awe at about 50 meters from tree branches that were taken at Dunn’s car after it crashed into a guardrail and rose through a small wooded area.

“He’ll be missed,” said Marcel Ginlett, 42, of West Chester. “He put West Chester on the map.”

Ginlett, whose younger brother went to school with Dunn, said he felt compelled to visit the crash site due to a rumor on the Internet suggest that Dunn’s death was a hoax. “But it’s real,” he said. “I can not believe.”

Dunn was a regular at 93.3 WMMR Preston & Steve show, last appearing on the air on June 1st.

Dunn was “a fun guy, a true friend,” said producer Steve Casey Preston & Foster. “Do not you feel like after the game. That general appearance of being famous was not for him.

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