Crash's Violent Impact Killed Jackass Star

Ryan Dunn's Porsche may have been traveling more than 100mph
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 22, 2011 8:53 AM CDT

(Newser) Jackass daredevil Ryan Dunn and his passenger died from the impact of the violent car crash and the resulting fire, according to a coroner's report yesterday. Blunt force trauma and thermal trauma were the official causes of death for both men. Toxicology results will take four to six weeks to complete, a coroner's office spokeswoman said. Preliminary examination of the crash site suggests that Dunn's Porsche might have been traveling more than 100mph in the 55mph zone when it jumped a guardrail, flew into a wooded ravine, struck a tree and burst into flames.

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TV cohort Bam Margera, who was in Arizona at the time of the accident, visited the crash scene yesterday evening and was visibly overcome with emotion, rocking back and forth in agony. "I've never lost anybody that I cared about. It's my best friend," he said, weeping. "He was the happiest person ever, the smartest guy. He had so much talent, and he had so many things going for him. This is not right, not right." (Read more Ryan Dunn stories.)

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