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Ryan Dunn Car Crash

Parents of Dead Passenger

Sue ... He Killed Our Son

8/8/2012 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The parents of the passenger who was also killed in Ryan Dunn's fatal 2011 high speed car crash are suing the "Jackass" star's estate ... claiming Dunn was extremely drunk when he wrecked his Porsche and is responsible for killing their son.

TMZ broke the story ... Dunn had been drinking HEAVILY before he crashed his Porsche into a tree at 132 mph in Pennsylvania in June 2011 ... killing himself and his passenger Zachary Hartwell.

Now, Hartwell's parents have filed a lawsuit against Dunn's estate AND the bar where Dunn had been drinking before the crash ... claiming Barnaby's West Chester was negligent in serving Dunn after he was obviously hammered.

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The Hartwells also claim Dunn was reckless and negligent by operating his vehicle while under the  influence of alcohol ... and should not have been driving at extremely dangerous speeds.

Zach's parents are suing for unspecified damages ... claiming they've lost the services, guidance, and comfort of their son. And they want Dunn's estate to cover expenses associated with Zach's death ... including funeral costs.

Zach's parents are also suing on behalf of their son's estate ... claiming Dunn and the bar should pay for the "pre-impact fright, fear, pain and suffering" that Zach experienced before he died.

Zach's parents also want both parties to pay for the wages Zach would have earned during his lifetime.

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151.

charles    

The kid was drinking, he got into the car knowing the driver was drunk. He was old enough to know better. Unfortunate, but no one is the victim, both are guilty. This law suit is silly (to put it nicely).

707 days ago
152.

Stop the bull    

I feel sorry for the family and friends

630 days ago
153.

zipzang    

R.I.P.DUNN AND ZACH.i can understand if zach was still alive living with life long injurys,but he is gone now.so very sad.death is part of life.let it go.

604 days ago
154.

LoloGelpi    

We miss you bro

522 days ago
155.

LoloGelpi    

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23100000/Ryan-Kissing-Bam-AGAIN-xDD-ryan-dunn-23136140-500-269.gif this is the way we have to remember him.. always funny♥

522 days ago
156.

George    

Your son made a bad decision and you are abusing the American legal system.

423 days ago
157.

daisybean29    

Its sad they have to take them to court. People should just owe up and give them whatever they ask for.

235 days ago
158.

cheddalove    

IF ANYTHING ZACH OR WHATEVER HIS NAME IS SHOULD PAY HOW CAN YOU LET A FRIEND DRINK AN DRIVE??RESTNPEACE RYAN DUNN

233 days ago
159.

ftw    

he was fully awareof what he was doing where he was going and what he was getting into you should have never gotten in that car or let Ryan Drive for that matter we own up to our **** in Canada

121 days ago
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