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'Buckwild' Star

Carbon Monoxide

Possible Cause of Death

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

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.

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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Anybody "bob","Craig"and all the other idiots that got something negative to say about a dead person

540 days ago


Depressing. Kinda makes u not want a car. O_O , RIP, I really hope they did not suffer.

- Bacon

540 days ago


This is so depressing. !!!!!!
They will be in my prays even if they are gone

540 days ago


This pretty much brought me to tears I loved him on the show OMG. SO SAD RIP SHAIN

540 days ago


Omg...R I P SHAIN..... He had a great personally ... Love him in Buckwild!

540 days ago


Typical, someone dies then all the dip****z come out to talk smack. Your moms must be proud

540 days ago

ashley jackson    

it doesn't matter if he was on a show that you all don't like it doesn't make him any less of a human being and it doesn't mean he deserved to die at such a young age imagine what his family is going through 3 lives are gone and there are people that are in pain some of you don't have to be so mean and cold and heartless its called respect for human life

540 days ago


I liked him the best but regardless death and dying is never funny so anyone that says something offensive concerning this poor young man's life is obviously trying to draw attention to themselves or needs to burn in hell. I pray for him and their families. If this was your child or good friend would you feel the same? Peace people and learn what love and compassion is.

540 days ago


Just shows how dumb he was anyways. Turn off the car and there was three of them country "buckwild" people the car. Your stuck if you are going to wait and fall asleep.

540 days ago


I actually enjoyed watching this show he seemed like a good guy tragic loss

540 days ago


What did mtv pay him in deer meat and coors light. What's with 84Ford Bronco

540 days ago


"it appears the vehicle was submerged past the window" Just because you see some mud on the windows?! Who writes this stuff?! I swear tmz is staffed with morons., and it only seems to be getting worse as time goes by. Im sure if someone told them it was swamp thing that killed all three, theyd run with it....

540 days ago

Bubba Bafflor    

HAAAAAAAAAAA down, the rest to go. This idiot psuedo celeb's (what a freakin' JOKE!!!) 15 minutes of fame (for what--being an inbred brainless sh*t kicking dimbulb????) came to a merciful (for mankind) early end.

RIP la-la-la-loooooooooooooooooooooooser!!!!

540 days ago


Its a shame what has happened in sissonville today my deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the entire gander family and friends.what saddens me the most is ignorant *******s with their ignorant comments.shame lost his life enjoying what he loved to do the most.atleast it he wasn't gunned down by some mental psycho with a gun

540 days ago


US Soldier SGT Michael Cable was killed today in Afghanistan. Yet, all I see is people mourning the loss of some drunk hillbilly.

540 days ago
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