‘Jackass’ Star Ryan Dunn Killed in Fiery Car Crash

by | June 20, 2011 at 9:38 AM | Celebrity Deaths, TV News

TV personality Ryan Dunn (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

TV personality Ryan Dunn (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA ā€“ Police in southeastern Pennsylvania say “Jackass” cast member Ryan Dunn has died of injuries sustained in a fiery car crash, and speed may have been a factor.

West Goshen Township police say Dunn and a passenger died after his 2007 Porsche left the roadway and burst into flames. The crash occurred near the Philadelphia suburb of West Chester.

The 34-year-old Dunn appeared on MTV shows “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam” and the three “Jackass” big-screen adaptations. He also was the star of his own MTV show, “Homewrecker,” and hosted “Proving Ground” on the G4 cable network.

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In a statement, MTV calls Dunn “a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade.”

The passenger who died has not yet been identified.

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