Zachary Hartwell (pictured right), the 30-year-old passenger who was reportedly killed in the same crash that killed the Jackass star Ryan Dunn,was a former Navy Seal who had completed three tours of Iraq.
Rumors of the crash as a publicity stunt continue to circulate around the Internet. And if that is ever confirmed we will let you know and congratulate Dunn on the most impressive (sickest?) Internet hoax ever. But until then, let’s go with the offical version of events, shall we? More details have now emerged.
The two friends had apparently been out celebrating clinching a new deal together. They had both been drinking and on the way back to Hartwell’s place Dunn’s powerful Porsche came off the road and into a wooded area.
The crash reportedly killed both Ryan Dunn and his passenger. The car then burst into flames. The crash happened around 2:30 am Monday on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania.
Reports have flooded in of Zachary’s devastated widow.
A source close to Zachary’s family said, “It is a complete tragedy Zachary was one of the best. He only got married to his wife Rachel last October. She is absolutely devastated, nobody knows why Ryan was driving so fast, they were out celebrating winning some kind of deal together. That is them and another friend toasting one another in the last Twitter photograph. We do not think they were drunk or anything like that. Zachary was not a big drinker at all. Ryan’s girlfriend Angie was a bridesmaid at Zachary and Rachel’s wedding; now they are both widows, it is too sad for words.”