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Posted on 06/20/2011 3:48:46 PM PDT by matt04
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.
Dunn, a daredevil who gained notoriety for diving into a sewage tank and performing other unsavory stunts, was driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careered off the road, flipped over a guardrail and crashed into the woods before bursting into flames. A passenger was also killed, and speed may have been a factor in the crash, West Goshen Township police said.
The force of impact shattered the vehicle into several twisted and blackened pieces, leaving the Porsche 911 GT3 unrecognizable except for a door that was thrown from the crash and not incinerated. A 100-foot-long tire skid marked where the car left the roadway.
Both Dunn and his passenger were severely burned. Police said they were able to identify Dunn through his tattoos and hair, but the identity of his passenger was still unknown.
A few hours before the 3 a.m. crash, Dunn tweeted a picture of himself drinking with two friends. The photo has since been removed.
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Yes, I would say that an accident that results in your Porsche being dissolved into multiple pieces probably results from excessive speed.
I would further think that, for a Porsche, when you say “excessive speed,” you’re not whistling Dixie either.
"speed may have been a factor in the crash"
Gosh, what was their first clue?
Man, this is one unlucky dude to have this happen to him 5 times in one day.
I got sideways in a Porsche 914 once. My skid marks were only about 15 feet, but that was in my shorts!
“Man, this is one unlucky dude to have this happen to him 5 times in one day.”
And you thought “Groundhog Day” wasn’t a true story...
Gee and the guy was always so cautious.
driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careered off the road.
More like; Careered ended.
OK, when do we see the video?
How about careened?
“Man who inserted toy car in rectum gets real car in rectum”
I think you should call yourself "Sergeant_Slim" because you have earned your stripes!
Now, you know what is coming next? The lawsuit saying that the dealership and Porsche did not use proper judgement when they sold a high performance car to a Jackass, may he rest in peace.
Over and Dunn.
Actually careered is correct, as it indicates the path that was followed. Most ‘journalists’ would report that the car CAREENED off the road, since most don’t seem to know that careening something means to turn it over.
While I’m sorry the man died, I’m even sorrier for the passenger he killed.
Who couldn’t see this coming a mile away? He probably thought it was funny right up to the moment he was incinerated.
From one who has suffered from adrenaline addiction, you’ve gotta be lucky to get old.
You may be a Jackass if ...........
He’s like the god for stupid people.
Yep, I’d say that Mr. Dunn was long past the point of depleting his own share of good luck. IIRC, he and the other “Jackass” members participated in something called “Gumball 3000”, which I’m sure featured a lot of the sort of driving that has killed scores of stuntmen ove the years.
I know that stretch of road very well. Mostly a long, flat stretch. At 3 a.m. with full moonlight in summer, youthful indiscretion and the need for speed got the better of him, as it used to do in my misspent youth. Alcohol was likely involved. And perhaps a deer wandered into the road (they’re everywhere here.) I don’t know how I made it to my ripe older age. There but for the grace of God, go I.
But now I'm about 60 and I my chances are much improved.
The 911 GT3 rs is basically a barely street version of it’s Les Mans style GT race car. It will run you about 180K brand new. It’s the most powerful engine put in any of their production 911 body style cars for sale. It’s even more powerful than a 911 Turbo which I’ve driven and is a rocket on 4 wheels.
It would be very easy for a drunk Mr. Ryan to kill himself with one.
No one gave a damn the first time it was posted either.
If you are doing 60mph, that’s a mile a minute, or about one hundred feet per second.
That hundred-foot skid mark was probably a half-second or so, maybe less.
Ryan Dunn was 34. You know that self-awareness of mortality that usually kicks in around age 25? It was a bit late arriving.
For women, maybe. Considering some of the stunts he did during his career, I’d say he was a slow learner.
No. Careening really means tipping a boat on its side to do work on the hull. Careered is the correct word.
Drive like a jackass, die like a dumb ass.
I found this skidmark vs. speed calculator.
On zero grade dry asphalt or concrete, the car would of lost about 50mph during a 100 foot skid. But it still smashed over a guard rail and fliped with enough force to disingrate a porsche with a extremely beefy body cage built into the design.
He must of been speeding, at least 80 to 100 mph.
By the description of the accident, more like overdone.
They called it “Jackass” for a reason.
I just drove by this stretch of road today. Weird.
I go by there once a week on my way to Giant. My uncle died in an accident going to work at the intersection up the road on 322 and the bypass about 45 years ago...no alcohol, no speeding...sun glare was blamed.
I’m sorry to hear that-RIP to your uncle. My work takes me nearby and it was only when I got home today that I heard about this.
I didn’t know that...thanks
Something similar is happening today with the word "eke," which means to supplement. Because it reminds people of "squeak," it is frequently being used to mean "barely get by," as in "Bush eked out a victory over Gore."
Don't mean to argue but my source for the meaning(s) of careen was the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. The fact remains that words do have more than one meaning.
Bad diction like this is getting to be increasingly common as a result of our dumbed-down undisciplined school system. Inaccurate language contributes to inaccurate thinking, which leads to bad politics.
Last news report I saw said his speed was 140 or so. If he left the road doing 90, that’s plenty fast enough...
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