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Ryan Dunn

Crashed at 130 MPH

6/21/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Dunn was doing 130 miles-per-hour in his Porsche at the time of the horrible crash that killed the "Jackass" star and his passenger -- this according to West Goshen police.

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Police Chief Michael Carroll told reporters an accident reconstruction team determined the speed of the crash after inspecting the accident scene. Officials say Dunn's car collided with a guardrail at high speed, crashed in the woods and burst into flames.

According to Carroll, the crash was catastrophic -- claiming he's "never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was ... even before it caught on fire."

Carroll called the accident the "worst" he's ever seen ... by far.

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136.

DucNut    

was doing a 130 MPH....


Porsche....there is NO substitute

1165 days ago
137.

tman    

Yes, most of us have probably driven way over the spend limit. What is so astounding is that he acted just like the title of his show Jackass. Drinking and driving is never good on any occasion let alone drinking and driving at 130mph. 130mph is being a Jackass if you are on a public street period. They have a profession for that type of speed and it is called NASCAR and they do it on a track with the only juice is in the tank of the car. Not only do you risk killing yourself (alone with a friend) sad but you also risk killing someone in the opposite direction. An accident that takes a life is sad, an accident that takes a life(s) being stupid ....enough said.

1165 days ago
138.

Brian    

"This douche bag killed his passenger, drank and drove and worst of all, did some major speeding"

Speeding is the worst thing on that list, huh?

1165 days ago
139.

Roxy    

That is so sad, I think something was wrong with his car, why do people keep saying he was drunk when they havent finished investigating yet. I will miss seeing him on MTV, they are always so funny on the Bam show, I remember when they knocked down a tree one time and upset April, or put suds in their house, that was so funny. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

1165 days ago
140.

GalacticCannibal    

Chief Michael Carroll is your typical low educated bureaucratic US public worker. These high powered European cars crash frequently at 150 MPH . Because the drivers don't know how to deal with speed. I just came back from Europe where speeds of 100 mph and 150 mph are not uncommon . But when a totally unqualified driver is behind the wheel of a Porsche at 130 mph what the hell do you expect. dudes. Quit this crap America

1165 days ago
141.

Ghost Rider    

If it was "The worst accident EVER" I wonder if Large Marge happened to drive by right after the wreck.

1165 days ago
142.

January Jonez    

This is why I was wondering how the authorities, 'conclusively'
identified Ryan Dunn as the driver....

Was he pulled from the Driver's Seat & then identified by his ink? OR, is this an assumption being made because he's the auto owner? OR, because he left the bar driving?

I looked around the I for an answer, but maybe not extensively enough...Alls I could find are such, "Police believe...etc.."

Just curious cuz........
People have been known to let other people drive their Kool Cars....And sometimes crashes are so f_cked up that people do not end up where they began..Thats all.

RIP Guys - Again, peace to your family & friends!

1165 days ago
143.

tim    

ok, R.I.P Dunn.....ok, so after reading the news reports and seeing the new coverage on t.v. the bartender said that they each had, 3 beers and 3 shots. they were at the bar four 3-4 hours,and they didnt seem drunk. this is a place that ryan went to alot, since it was in west checter, and im going to assume that he knew the bartender,plus have you have seen the jackass guys,i would have to assume that amount of drinks in that time period for someone who does drink,would not impair him, also if the car was burned as bad as its being reported,then how could they identify ryan, from his tattoos, and his beard, seems to me that, those would be burnt off, if they were burned as bad as being reported. and hitting a guardrail at 130mph, seem like you would go through it, itstead of hitting hit and flipping over it

1165 days ago
144.

Ghost Rider    

I cant drive 55!

1165 days ago
145.

gemini81    

Izzy, that was awesome.
Too bad Bristol Palin wasn't Ryan's passenger...that would have been a great day for America.

1165 days ago
146.

tman    

Duh, travcm

Take a physic class it will be less funny and you might be able to better relate to some laws of science.

1165 days ago
147.

Muppet    

sparkie 9 minutes ago
I saw the video of the crash scene on TMZ. The skid marks tell alot. They were straight and then veered off to the right. Usually that means that something was in front of the car and the driver tried to avoid it however when you're going 130 Miles no one can steer or stop a car on a dime. There is more here and we will never know because the two that do have passed on. But I really don't think that the postings about him being drunk are necessary. No one knows what happened. But being in a wooded area any type of wildlife can just appear. That's what I think happened here. He avoided hitting whatever was in front of his porche only to have give his life and that of his passenger, a friend. This is truly a tragic event and since none of us were there at that moment, no one should judge. Just my opinion.
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Your reasoning here makes no sense!! If indeed that area is wooded and known to have animals, it makes his decision to drive 130 mph even worse!! Who in their right mind drives that fast when there's a good possibility of an animal hopping out in front of them?? He was drunk, he was speeding, he lost control, he's dead. Don't make excuses! Yes it's sad for his family and friends but don't ask all of us to turn a blind eye to his stupidity!

1165 days ago
148.

pteigen    

why are you all laying it on dun you cant get drunk from 3 beers and 2 shots so stop giving him crap about him being drunk.

1165 days ago
149.

Mike    

What a stupid idiot. Hopefully his ass is burning in hell for taking the life of his friend and the damage he's done to his so-called family of jackasses

1165 days ago
150.

Ellis    

The term "jackass" certainly applies here. If the MTV watching beer soaked lowest common denominator idiots that think this idiot or his "castmates" are amusing....you'll probably be next.

1165 days ago
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