Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Dead in Car Crash

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Ryan Dunn, a member of the "Jackass" daredevil ensemble, died last night in a Pennsylvania car crash, confirms MTV. The incident took place at around 3 in the morning on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township. A passenger, whose identity has not been released, also died in the crash.

Dunn posted a photo to his Twitter account last night showing him and two friends drinking.

"A police report indicated that Dunn was most likely speeding in his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, which was destroyed in the wreck," notes the Huffington Post. Reportedly the car caught on fire in the crash, however full details about the crash have not been made public.

MTV President Van Toffler released a statement about Dunn's death:

Support for LAist comes from
"We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn — a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade. He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same."

the 34-year-old Dunn's latest TV project was a show on the G4 network called "Proving Ground," in which "he and co-host Jessica Choban test out action sequences from TV, games and movies." It premiered just last week.