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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.

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-- 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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91.

Dano33333    

I'm surprised that those guys weren't aware that this could happen? I mean they seem like they do loads of off roaring? Are you telling me they never heard of carbon monoxide poisoning? Strange...

572 days ago
92.

SkoobySnacks    

Who would take that crappper off road? I would imagine alcohol had something to play in this... hopefully that little kid honey boo poo has a heart attack from being so fat and we can rid ourselves of her filth as well.

572 days ago
93.

ALLYALLHATERS!    

To all yall haters that dont like buckwild and talk all that bad **** about it you can stick your tounge right in between my dirty fatass! R.I.P shaine.

572 days ago
94.

Alex    

Going four-wheeling at 3:00 o'clock in the morning AFTER a night of drinking is never a good idea. Fifteen minutes of inhaling carbon monoxide is enough to kill you, and you basically just fall asleep...albeit you DON'T wake up.

572 days ago
95.

Tanzaboy1990    

Wow he was a cool dude on buckwild...such a sad stories...RIP

572 days ago
96.

PT    

Darwin at work.

572 days ago
97.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

This guy was a "reality show star" and sadly this about as real as it gets.

572 days ago
98.

Alex    

Going four-wheeling at 3:00 o'clock in the morning AFTER a night of drinking is never a good idea. Fifteen minutes of inhaling carbon monoxide is enough to kill you, and you basically just fall asleep...albeit you DON'T wake up.

572 days ago
99.

"Carlton"    

"Country redneck" Hillbilly! What do you expect mud racing into ditches incompetency costing him his life. -.-

572 days ago
100.

SoManyIdiots    

Has "redneck" become a racial epitaph? But, if it isn't racial hatred, it could be their fame that brings out this hatred. How these kids, the NJ Shore bunch, the Kardashians, etc. get fame and fortune for seemingly nothing (or banging Ray J). Speaking of the Buckwild bunch, who wasn't young and who didn't drink and act like fools? The show had no redeeming value to society, but tell me that the Kardashians do. RIP Shain.

572 days ago
101.

AG    

This really messed me up because u could tell that Shain was a good person. Maybe God is trying to tell him and his friends something with Salwa staying in trouble. Who knows what the rest of them arr doing behind the cameras.

572 days ago
102.

sophiastormy    

This kid was really quite geeky and under educated, it was sad to see him being exploited on this show. Mtv shows are all such negative influences on young people. I blame mtv. Young people having babies, getting locked up and now death. What more do they want?? Actual deaths, to happen on live tv.

572 days ago
103.

Fat Jesus    

What a dumb fcking inbred, glad his dumb $hit kicker a$$ is dead. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

572 days ago
104.

sophiastormy    

Reality tv destroys lives. Stop mtv, enough already

572 days ago
105.

Whatever    

Oh well.

572 days ago
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