UPDATE: TMZ now reports that Dunn was the driver of the 2007 911 Porsche GT3, which was “fully engulfed in flames” when police found it.
Well this sucks. TMZ reportedly confirmed with Bam Margera’s mother that Ryan Dunn died in a car crash early this morning outside West Goshen Township. The 34-year-old Dunn was a member of the Jackass crew whose stunts included the toy-car-in-the-butt stunt Steve O wouldn’t do and driving the golf cart that flipped and almost killed Johnny Knoxville. In other words, some of their best bits.
Dunn and an unidentified person both died in the crash which happened around 3 a.m. at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. It’s unclear who was driving the car.
We’re told the car caught fire in the crash — and hours later, a tow truck was called to the scene to remove the charred wreckage.
Just hours before his death, Dunn posted a photo on Twitter showing himself drinking with friends. [TMZ]
Ryan Dunn joined the original crew of Jackass after producers Jeff Tremaine and Spike Jonze invited Bam Margera to be apart of their show after seeing Bam’s stunts in CKY2K. Margera soon brought Dunn onboard, saying, “He did a lot of dumb sh*t in high school, so I said come along for the ride.” Most recently, Dunn appeared on Minute to Win It and was hosting a new show (Proving Ground) on G4, which premiered on Tuesday.
Details of the crash aren’t yet known (right now, police are saying “speed may have been a factor”). It’s always weird when a guy who’s known for doing reckless stunts people expect to one day kill him ends up dying from something that could’ve killed anyone, like a car crash. It’s like a real-life Final Destination. Same thing got Sam Kinison.
Dunn with friends a few hours before the crash.
And here’s the wrecked car: