Ryan Dunn had Tweeted photographs of himself drinking what appeared to be alcohol with his friends, just a couple of hours before the fatal crash of his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3.
Police have confirmed that Dunn and one other person died in the crash which occured at around 3 am Monday on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, PA. Dunn was the driver of the car but it is not yet known who the other fatality was. The police report said that the car driven by Dunn ran “off the road and in the woods.” It was engulfed in flames at some undisclosed time following the crash.
The authorities are expected to release more details shortly – will update you as soon as we can.
Dunn appeared in all of the “Jackass” movies. Ohio-born Dunn also appeared in MTV’s “Viva La Bam” and “Homewrecker.” Dunn played the main character in the movie Haggard.
Ryan Dunn had just celebrated his 34th birthday on Saturday, June 11.
Dunn’s first “Jackass” appearance was particularly memorable. “Jackass: The Movie” saw Dunn put a toy car inside a condom and insert it into his rectum. He then visited a doctor and complained of pain. The doctor took x-rays and of course discovered the toy car.
The stunt was intended to be done by Stephen “Steve O” Glover, his “Jackass” co-star, but he refused, saying that his father would disown him if he did it.
Steve-O was too shocked to comment this morning about the sad news of his friend’s death.