Skip to comments.Police: 'Jackass' star drunk in fatal Pa. crash
Posted on 06/22/2011 2:37:06 PM PDT by ColdOne
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn had a blood-alcohol content that was more than twice the legal limit when he and a passenger died in a fiery one-car crash this week, according to a toxicology report.
Dunn's Porsche may have been traveling as fast as 140 mph in a 55 mph zone when it jumped a guardrail, flew into a wooded ravine, struck a tree and burst into flames, police said.
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Live like a jackass...die like a jackass...
Last time I drove at 140 mph the vehicle had things called wings on it.
What a jackass
WHEW! I thought for sure it would be something like “When the car he was driving hit a minivan wiht three children. He was arrested after being treated....”
Glad these drunks only took out themselves before they took someone else out.
you catch the part where he did the same thing a year or so back two miles away? but lived that time obviously.
90ph over the speed limit. surprised there was anything left to take a sample of.
I’m shocked, shocked that someone who made his living off a franchise premised on dangerous behavior would be killed engaging in dangerous behavior. Who could have seen THAT coming?
140 mph plus .196 BAC. Geez. Just like there’s a heat index, someone can come up with a speed/booze combo that will henceforth be known as the Dunn Index. This guy set the bar pretty high . . .
Roger Ebert came under fire for tweeting “friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive” after the accident. One of the few times I find myself in agreement with Roger Ebert.
Drunk, 140 MPH, airbourne off the road, hit a tree.
He went out with a bang.
Probably not an open casket situation.
Ignorance is bliss...
Same here. Even on so-called conservative sites, people were bashing Ebert for his “sanctimoniousness.” Bullpuckey. This jerk needlessly killed himself and another man. Had he gone 140 mph into a car carrying your wife, your children, your parents, or your siblings, I don’t think you would be quite so hard on Roger Ebert. He was right. Nobody, even “conservatives,” wants to speak the truth. Especially when it comes to celebrities.
He was lucky to live even this long.
Cause of death: deceleration trauma.
“Probably not an open casket situation.”
It’s pretty hard to do an open casket with nothing more than used putty knives and Brillo pads.
Amen...after spending a lot of years treating and rescuing drunk drivers while a EMT, There is no pity for them from me.
Some people are Christian enough to wait til the casket is buried before they point out what a jackwad the deceased was.
It’s in deference to the family not the jackwad.
Ebert is scum either way. His post was correct but the timing was poor.
I feel no regrets for him.
Roger Ebert was right.
Actual COD: Darwinism.
From another article:
THE passenger killed with TV star Ryan Dunn in a car accident was a former US Navy SEAL who had done three tours in Iraq.
Zachary Hartwell, 30, was with Jackass star Dunn when his 2007 Porsche crashed in West Goshen, Pennsylvania, about 56km west of Philadelphia.
The luxury sports car was found in a wooded area off the road “fully engulfed in flames” and both passengers were killed instantly.
Sad for Hartwell and his loved ones.
That is sad. Thanks for info!!
you said it brother. drink.
We used to drag race on that road in the late 60’s and early 70’s. No booze, and our cars wouldn’t get close to 130. I drove past the spot yesterday and saw the skid marks. He missed the turn by a few feet.
Someone who’s been following the news says that Hartwell may or may not have been a combat veteran, but he was no Navy SEAL:
Please contact the NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND Public Affairs Office at 619-522-2823 to confirm this matter. False barroom claims of military credentials are NOT worthy of headlines and the story details should have been checked BEFORE publication.
The man died tragically, and it is proper that he should be remembered. The use of the term term “Navy SEAL” in the headline is made purely for the purpose of gaining reader attention, and has little value as a “news” item in and of itself. Now the revelation that he was NEVER a Navy SEAL should (SHOULD!) garner as much attention and effort as the initial effort to publicize him (and boost readership numbers) using that false credential.
Let’s see how many “news” outfits actually publish the correction or discuss those false claims!
Steve Robinson RM2(SEAL)
SEAL Team ONE
Inshore Undersea Warfare Group ONE
Defense Analyst Soviet Threat specialization 1981-1993
UDT-SEAL Association - Member
POW Network Board of Directors
Naval Special Warfare Archives - SOF Analyst/Contributing Journalist
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Author - “NO GUTS, NO GLORY - Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters”
That’s so unexpected! Alcohol is almost never involved in incidents of this sort.
Whichever of the surviving Jackasses castigated Roger Ebert (Bam something or other, who cares) looks even more foolish than he already did, the jackass.
Did he have someone put it on video so everyone could get a good laugh?
Ryan Well Dunn..