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'Buckwild' Star

Carbon Monoxide

Possible Cause of Death

4/1/2013 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:38 PM PT -- TMZ has learned ... the bodies of all 3 victims have been recovered from the scene and have been transferred to the local medical examiner's office where autopsies will be performed.

2:29 PM PT
-- Officials have retrieved Shain's red Ford Bronco from the muddy pit where it was discovered ... and judging by pictures of the car taken at the scene, it appears the vehicle was submerged past the window.

The photos seem to support the theory that the passengers died from carbon monoxide poisoning because the deadly fumes from the car could not escape through the tailpipe, which was completely submerged in the mud.

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There is evidence that "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning ... sources close to the death investigation tell TMZ.

A rep for the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office in West Virginia tells us, the bodies of Shain, his uncle David Gandee, and a third unidentified person are still inside the truck where they were originally found. Authorities have been unable to remove the bodies from the scene because of the truck's location.

According to the rep, Shain's 1984 Bronco is stuck knee-deep in mud in the middle of nowhere ... and the only way to reach it is via an all-terrain vehicle.

We're told there is no cell reception in the area, which is why Shain and the others couldn't be reached. We're also told the bodies were originally discovered today by a passing ATV rider.

Police wouldn't confirm or deny whether carbon monoxide poisoning played a role in the deaths -- but sources connected with the investigation say it's the likely scenario, especially if the exhaust pipe was submerged in mud.

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31.

beautifulMya    

People stereotype because the human mind likes order and attempts to see patterns in disorderly situations. It is much more comfortable to have a routine and a set of instructions that allow certain outcomes than it is to challenge our own minds.  People can also become a bit lazy and not make the effort to change their outlooks. To change our outlooks would be to look far within and this can be frightening for many.  People stereotype by projecting certain traits unto others. For example: The assumption by the ignorant that women like shopping or that men like football. There is no evidence to suggest that women like shopping and that men like football. Some people like football and some people like to shop. Others do not like football and others do not like to shop. Our minds try to create differences and in those differences, we can feel separate and therefore whole or even better than others.  It makes us feel special because we aren't like "them". .... I thought I share this with you guys I found it on yahoo answer "why do people stereotype?"

478 days ago
32.

bright eyez    

Redneck or not. Its always sad when someones life ends so quickly. R.i.p

478 days ago
33.

twtpark    

Some say it's an April Fool Joke.

478 days ago
34.

twtpark    

Some say it's an April Fool joke.

478 days ago
35.

Jenn    

"Hey ya'll watch this"-- Redneck's famous last words.

478 days ago
36.

Fox    

So is there going to be another season or what?

478 days ago
37.

LeeLoo    

That's terrible but it it's a risk all ATV riders face.

478 days ago
38.

Sherms    

I can't quite understand why they didn't just get out of the truck?? I guess no one will ever know. Such a sad story though...very saddening.

478 days ago
39.

Spartans11    

Such a tragedy! He seemed like a very nice young man. God bless his family during this difficult time.

478 days ago
40.

Wvtlc    

No joke. They left a bar went muddin got stuck in knee deep mud . It was cold so it looks as if they left the bronco running. and news pics show a dozer pulling the bronco. Please be kind to their families. They were 3 young men that have families suffering now.

478 days ago
41.

Jen    

Don't feel sorry for them. They were driving around in the woods while DRUNK at 3am. They were so drunk, they couldn't even figure out to turn the car off or open a window. They could have killed an innocent person on the road. They are MORONS.

478 days ago
42.

elm    

Redneck Royalty. This reminds me of when Princess Diana died so untimely.

478 days ago
43.

SAYITWITURCHEST    

The hate that he and rednecks are receiving would make you think this is a article about a black person. Just shows you how ignorant people are to everyone

478 days ago
44.

AllMe    

r.I.p. God bless. sad

478 days ago
45.

elm    

You'd think, between these three brain surgeons, someone might have had the bright idea, "hey, open a window!"

478 days ago
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