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Coroner: Ryan Dunn Died Violent Death

6/21/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn and his passenger each died as result of both blunt force trauma AND the fire that consumed Dunn's Porsche during the crash Monday morning ... this according to the Chester County Coroner.

Ryan Dunn Cause of Death

The Coroner's Office just released the autopsy results for both men -- who, we're told, were each dead by the time officials arrived at the scene.

Based on the autopsy results, the crash was so violent, it seems it was impossible to determine if the two died from the impact of the crash itself or from the fire that resulted.

Officials say the toxicology results for both men -- which would help determine the role alcohol played in the crash -- will be released in 4 to 6 weeks.

TMZ previously reported, officials believe Dunn's car veered off the highway and crashed in a wooded area Monday morning ... before exploding in flames. Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash.


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Say this douche bag wasn't plastered, he was still going 110 on the road with an innocent man in the passenger seat. Zach was probably telling him to SLOW DOWN before they ended up dead. Good job moron!

1164 days ago


Official cause of death is "DWBA"...DRIVING WHILE BEING AN A-HOLE".

Good riddance to an ugly moron, too bad he did not load a bigger car up with all his nasty friends and take them to hillbilly hell with him. This country has gone down hill so far so fast, we glorify these ignorant disgusting creatures. A few years ago idiots like him would just stay in their single wides and never be seen by the outside world, and that was a better time and place.

1164 days ago

B.F. Gravy    

"Wow...all of you are so quick to judge, and yet family and friends are mourning the loss of their loved ones...have you any souls? No matter what, they did not deserve to die such a violent death."

Yes, I would agree. However, this is a man who made his living out of tempting fate with stupid, harmful and reckless acts because he thought they would be funny, and loads of people enabled him to push farther and farther. The sad and tragic part of all of this is the fact that some feel he's getting what he deserved. Unfortunately he seemed to revel in his "talent" and did little to show otherwise.

1164 days ago


I'm not trying to go all csi, but the skid marks on the street....that shows that Dunn tried to break. Many drunk driving accidents don't involve skid marks do they? It looked like he tried to stop long brfore the point of impact!

1164 days ago


@lander- what the report doesn't say, which would clarify things, is that the death was violent because the car was a transformer and used it's metallic arms to attempt to beat some sense into the guys, but unfortunately they were too drunk to understand, so the car accidentally beat them to death. It is quite tragic, really. Here a transformer has to live with that kind of guilt- accidentally beating someone to death and all.

1164 days ago


The only tragedy is that the whole lot of them weren't in the car.

1164 days ago


Well...did they have smoke in their lungs?

1164 days ago


idiot should not have been driving, booze and speed = death and it happened. too ******* bad but he asked for it...

maybe he wanted to leave this world...

1164 days ago

ellis seawell    

Wow, greatest Jackass stunt ever! Too bad there's no vid.

1164 days ago


bartender's or his fault? Actions have consequences, bro.

clip and save for the tox release. amazing

1164 days ago


"Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in the crash."

Oh really?

1164 days ago


Well then. If he hadn't been drinking and he had been observing the speed laws, he might well be here today. Didn't have to happen...

1164 days ago


Ryan Dunn dozed off before the crash from all the alcohol he consumed earlier. He didn't even realize he was going too fast, he didn't mean to kill anyone, hey sh*t happens.

1164 days ago

The Truth    

Awesome stunt Ryan, to be honest it's the only time I've laughed at anything anyone from the Jackass crew has ever done. I hope they put the footage of you burning up in Jackass 4...

1164 days ago


Been a fan since CKY, sad story.

1164 days ago
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