News June 20, 2011
'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Car Crash
Ryan Dunn, 34-year-old star of the "Jackass" TV show and movies, died in a car crash on Sunday night in Pennsylvania.
April Margera, mother of Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam, broke the news to WMMR 93.3's "Preston and Steve" radio show Monday morning. The accident occurred at 3:00 AM on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, reports TMZ, where the car caught fire. An unidentified passenger also died in the crash.
Hours before the crash, Dunn posted a Twitter picture of himself drinking with friends. No further information was known about the accident.
Dunn joined MTV's "Jackass" series in 2000, after performing crazy stunts and skateboard tricks in a series of online videos. He also appeared in "Jackass" spin-offs like "Viva La Bam" and "Bam's Unholy Union," with his pal Bam Margera.
The stuntman's new show, "Proving Ground," in which he and co-host Jessica Choban test out action sequences from TV, games and movies, premiered on G4 last Tuesday.