Ryan Dunn, star of the reality show “Jackass,” has died in a car accident in Pennsylvania, CBS Philly has learned.
Sources say the West Chester native was one of two people killed in a single car crash in Chester County early Monday morning. The double fatal crash happened at about 3 a.m. on Route 322 near New Street in West Goshen Township.
According to the police report released by West Goshen, the 2007 Porsche Dunn was driving crashed into a wooded area off the road and burst into flames. Both Dunn and his unidentified passenger died as a result of injuries they sustained in the crash. Police believe speed may have played a role in the accident.
Dunn is best known as a daredevil and sidekick of Bam Margera in the popular stunt and prank show “Jackass” which is filmed in the West Chester region.
Dunn recently appeared in the summer premiere of NBC’s hit game show “Minute To Win It” with one of his prankster partners Steve-O, playing for a charity. He is also a host on G4′s new show “Proving Ground,” which debuted June 14.
The West Chester native had just celebrated his birthday on June 11.
Ryan Dunn was 34.
This is sad news for me today that Ryan Dunn has passed. Growing up my friends and I watched all the Jackass/CKY movies he and his friends had made giving us countless bad ideas and laughs. I couldn’t tell you how many times we copied a stunt they did or went and tried to one up one of their bad ideas. Many bruises, cuts, scrapes and laughs were had thanks to CKY Movies and stars like Ryan Dunn. #RIPRYANDUNN