VIDEO: Alcohol & Speeding To Blame For The Death of Jackass Star Ryan Dunn; Bam Margera Speaks Out
Roger Ebert may have been “too quick to tweet” but, unfortunately, he was right. Ryan Dunn, Jackass star, was driving drunk when his car, believed to be moving at 130-140 miles per hour in a 55 MPH zone, jumped a guardrail, went down an embankment and exploded into flames early Monday morning. According to the coroner, both Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell died from blunt-force trauma and the subsequent fire which consumed Dunn’s Porsche. According to MTV News:
At the time of his fatal car accident earlier this week, “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn was intoxicated, a West Chester, Pennsylvania, police official confirmed to MTV News. The skater and stuntman had a blood alcohol level of .196 when he got behind the wheel on Monday; the legal limit in Pennsylvania is 08.
Photos are circulating of Dunn, 34, and Hartwell, 30, hanging out and having drinks with friends at Barnaby’s of America, a bar in West Chester, P.A. While we wait for results of the toxicology reports, rumors and opinions continue to fly while those who loved and admired Dunn search for an explanation for the tragedy. Fox 29 conducted a heart-wrenching interview with Dunn’s best friend Bam Margera at the scene of the accident. This is Bam’s first and only interview after the tragedy. Also below is the latest local news report from Fox 29 on the accident—confirming Dunn was legally drunk at the time of the crash—with comments from the community.