Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accidentS

Ryan Dunn, who will forever be known for sticking a Hot Wheels car up his own ass in the movie "Jackass," and another as-of-yet-unidentified person, both died in a crash outside of Philadelphia early this morning. UPDATED.

Police say they don't know whether the 34-year-old Dunn, who appeared in all of the "Jackass" movies, or the unidentified person was driving the car. The shot up top was taken at the scene of a one-car accident that took place in West Goshen, Pa. around 3:30 AM Monday morning.

Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accident

It's too mangled to tell, but it may in fact be the remains of Dunn's Porsche 911 GT3.

Police also don't know whether alcohol was to blame — but Dunn did tweet out the following picture from his Tumblr account hours before his death.

Our guess is that isn't an iced tea he's drinking.

UPDATE: MTV just tweeted out the following statement: "We're deeply saddened by the passing of a member of the MTV family, Ryan Dunn. Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family."

Jackass star Ryan Dunn dies in car accidentS

UPDATE 2: This is a photo of what Ryan Dunn's Porsche 997 GT3 looked like before the deadly accident — we're obviously still assuming that this was the vehicle being driven. We've received no confirmation yet on whether that's the case.

Hat tip to the folks at Vivid Racing for the photo.

UPDATE 3: Sister site Deadspin has the police report from the crash. See it here. The report claims Dunn was the driver — and yes, it was his Porsche 911 GT3.

UPDATE 4: From NBC Philadelphia: "The Porsche shot through about 40 yards of trees before it hit the last one and exploded into flames, according to police."

UPDATE 5: Johnny Knoxville, fellow "Jackass" star, had this to say about Ryan Dunn on Twitter earlier this hour: "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan , I love you buddy."

UPDATE 6: Our sister site Kotaku takes a look at what will happen to Dunn's nascent TV show.


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