Dunn, star of 'Jackass' movies, dies in crash
Posted on: 12:18 PM IST Jun 21, 2011
Philadelphia: Actor Ryan Dunn, a star of the 'Jackass' movie franchise, died early on Monday in Pennsylvania when the 2007 Porsche he was driving careened off a highway and burst into flames.
An unidentified passenger also died in the crash at 2:38 a.m. local time, authorities said.
Police in West Goshen Township, a western suburb of Philadelphia, said they found the car off the road in a wooded area. They said it was "fully engulfed in flames."
A police statement said a "preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident."
Dunn, 34, born in Medina, Ohio, lived in nearby West Chester, Pennsylvania, police said.
Shortly before the accident, Dunn posted a photo to his Twitter account at 1 a.m. that apparently showed him drinking with friends.
The daredevil actor, part of the stunt-crazy crew in the Jackass movie franchise, also starred in 'Haggard: The Movie', in which he played himself.