Ryan Dunn Car Accident, Death – According to the findings of an autopsy performed on the bodies of Ryan Dunn and his passenger, both the impact of the horrific automobile crash in which they were involved and the fire that followed contributed to their deaths. Both of these guys were found dead in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and the coroner determined that blunt force trauma and heat trauma were the official causes of death. According to Patty Emmons, a spokesman for the coroner’s office, the completion of the toxicology reports will take between four and six weeks.
Dunn was well-known for his ability to make audiences grimace and laugh through the use of filthy antics with his co-stars in the Jackass TV and movie franchise, which grossed millions of dollars. Both Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, who was traveling with him, passed very early on Monday morning immediately after leaving Barnaby’s, a tavern located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dunn had tweeted a photo of the two of them together with a third man drinking just a few hours before the accident, but the snap has now been removed from his account.
Jim O’Brien, the manager of Barnaby’s, stated to the Philadelphia Inquirer that Dunn was drinking at the pub with many pals, but he did not appear to be drunk. An initial investigation of the crash site indicated that the Porsche driven by Dunn may have been going more than 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour) in a zone where the speed limit was just 55 miles per hour when it jumped a guard rail, flew into a forested ravine, struck a tree, and caught fire.
Hartwell, who is now 30 years old, is listed as a production assistant on the credit list for the second Jackass film. Eric Dunn, Dunn’s brother, wrote a statement to the Associated Press in which he described how his family was “devastated” by the news. “We are grateful for the support of Ryan’s fans during this difficult time, and we appreciate your thoughts and prayers,” he said. “Ryan will be greatly missed, but he will forever remain in each and every one of our hearts.”
At the scene of the tragedy, mourners left flowers and took pictures, while fans from all over the world and friends from Hollywood to Chester County expressed their condolences on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, reality TV personality Brody Jenner, and Dunn’s Jackass movie and TV co-stars Bam Margera, Stephen ‘Steve-O’ Glover, and Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna were among those who took to the internet to voice their condolences following Dunn’s passing.
There was also criticism directed on the film critic Roger Ebert, who, upon learning the details of Dunn’s passing, tweeted the phrase “friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” This prompted additional criticism. Although he has later stated that he did not intend to be harsh and that he was “probably too quick to tweet” after the collision, Ebert’s Facebook page was overwhelmed with disparaging posts and was temporarily taken off by Facebook administrators.