Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car crash
Ryan Dunn, a co-star of the Jackass movie franchise, died Monday when a sports car he was driving careened off a highway in Philadelphia, Penn., and burst into flames, police said.
Dunn was driving a 2007 Porsche that police found in a wooded area in outer Philadelphia that was “fully engulfed in flames,” police in the West Goshen Township said Monday. An unidentified passenger also died in the crash.
The daredevil personality, 34, part of the crew in the top-grossing Jackass movie franchise that specialized in risky pranks and gross-out stunts, lived in nearby West Chester, Penn., police said. A police statement said a “preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident.”
Photo: Jackass star Ryan Dunn (L), with Johnny Knoxville in the 2006 movie Jackass: Number Two. (Paramount Pictures)