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'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn dies in fiery Pa. crash
WFSB ^

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfsb.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: jackass; mtv; ryandunn

1 posted on 06/20/2011 3:48:50 PM PDT by matt04
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2 posted on 06/20/2011 3:50:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: matt04

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.


3 posted on 06/20/2011 3:54:35 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: matt04
"A 100-foot-long tire skid marked where the car left the roadway."

"speed may have been a factor in the crash"

Gosh, what was their first clue?

4 posted on 06/20/2011 3:58:56 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: matt04

Man, this is one unlucky dude to have this happen to him 5 times in one day.


5 posted on 06/20/2011 3:59:54 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Mikey_1962

I got sideways in a Porsche 914 once. My skid marks were only about 15 feet, but that was in my shorts!


6 posted on 06/20/2011 4:01:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“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...


7 posted on 06/20/2011 4:03:28 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: matt04

Gee and the guy was always so cautious.


8 posted on 06/20/2011 4:04:01 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Steely Tom

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9 posted on 06/20/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: matt04
I'm still trying to figure out what this means:

driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careered off the road.

More like; Careered ended.

10 posted on 06/20/2011 4:05:45 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama; a skid mark on the undershorts of American history.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

ROTFLMAO


11 posted on 06/20/2011 4:06:24 PM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: matt04

OK, when do we see the video?


12 posted on 06/20/2011 4:07:15 PM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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To: matt04
...careered off the road...

How about careened?

13 posted on 06/20/2011 4:09:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: matt04

“Man who inserted toy car in rectum gets real car in rectum”


14 posted on 06/20/2011 4:10:47 PM PDT by hemogoblin
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I got sideways in a Porsche 914 once. My skid marks were only about 15 feet, but that was in my shorts!

Outstanding Tijeras_Slim!

I think you should call yourself "Sergeant_Slim" because you have earned your stripes!

;)

15 posted on 06/20/2011 4:11:17 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: matt04

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2011 4:11:17 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: matt04

Over and Dunn.


17 posted on 06/20/2011 4:12:59 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Cuttnhorse

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.


18 posted on 06/20/2011 4:15:01 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: matt04

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.


19 posted on 06/20/2011 4:15:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: matt04

From one who has suffered from adrenaline addiction, you’ve gotta be lucky to get old.


20 posted on 06/20/2011 4:16:23 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: matt04

You may be a Jackass if ...........


21 posted on 06/20/2011 4:17:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

He’s like the god for stupid people.


22 posted on 06/20/2011 4:20:03 PM PDT by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool, her eyes were clear and bright . But she's not there)
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To: gorush
I'm glad I'm addicted to boredom, you live longer,I'm in my late hundreds.
23 posted on 06/20/2011 4:20:24 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: gorush

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.


24 posted on 06/20/2011 4:20:38 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: matt04

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.


25 posted on 06/20/2011 4:24:05 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Charles Martel; de.rm
Let he who has not sinned...that wouldn't be me....but this would

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But now I'm about 60 and I my chances are much improved.

26 posted on 06/20/2011 4:26:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Bullish

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.


27 posted on 06/20/2011 4:28:06 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: matt04

No one gave a damn the first time it was posted either.


28 posted on 06/20/2011 4:47:02 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

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.


29 posted on 06/20/2011 4:48:34 PM PDT by MikeJ
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To: SueRae
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.

Ryan Dunn was 34. You know that self-awareness of mortality that usually kicks in around age 25? It was a bit late arriving.

30 posted on 06/20/2011 4:57:09 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

For women, maybe. Considering some of the stunts he did during his career, I’d say he was a slow learner.


31 posted on 06/20/2011 5:00:56 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: luvbach1

No. Careening really means tipping a boat on its side to do work on the hull. Careered is the correct word.


32 posted on 06/20/2011 5:30:49 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Drive like a jackass, die like a dumb ass.


33 posted on 06/20/2011 7:03:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: MikeJ

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.


34 posted on 06/20/2011 7:18:53 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: OrangeHoof

By the description of the accident, more like overdone.


35 posted on 06/20/2011 8:54:56 PM PDT by bleach (Sarah! The movie. This summer's blockbuster.)
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To: OrangeHoof

They called it “Jackass” for a reason.


36 posted on 06/20/2011 9:28:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: matt04

I just drove by this stretch of road today. Weird.


37 posted on 06/20/2011 9:30:14 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

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.


38 posted on 06/20/2011 9:52:29 PM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Post5203

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.


39 posted on 06/20/2011 11:44:32 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: hellbender
You're correct that tipping a boat is one meaning for careened, but the dictionary states that careening also means "To lurch or swerve while in motion," without mentioning a boat, so it could also apply to a car. So apparently both careering and careening are correct.
40 posted on 06/21/2011 6:43:21 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: Ed Condon

I didn’t know that...thanks


41 posted on 06/21/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama; a skid mark on the undershorts of American history.)
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To: luvbach1
Careen is nautical term for heeling a boat over, and that is the only definition in my Oxford English Dictionary. When a word is misused for years, lesser dictionaries will cave in and start listing the misuse as a secondary meaning. The fact is that careen got this misuse because it sounds like "career."

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."

42 posted on 06/22/2011 4:23:51 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: hellbender
Careen is nautical term for heeling a boat over, and that is the only definition in my Oxford English Dictionary.

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.

43 posted on 06/22/2011 11:35:57 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: luvbach1
Did you read my explanation? Second-rate dictionaries cave in to bad popular usage. Careen never meant "to speed down a highway," and the meaning you cite came up purely due to confusion with "career."

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.

44 posted on 06/23/2011 6:27:54 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Last news report I saw said his speed was 140 or so. If he left the road doing 90, that’s plenty fast enough...


45 posted on 06/23/2011 11:23:58 AM PDT by MikeJ
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