Police said MTV reality show star Ryan Dunn was more than twice over the legal drink drive limit and was speeding when he crashed his Porsche into a tree in Philadelphia Monday morning.
Dunn, who was a stuntman in the hit film and series franchise MTV's "Jackass," had just celebrated his 34th birthday on June 11th.
Dunn and Zachary Hartwell, 30, died in the 3 a.m. car crash at Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township, Pa.
Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 was reportedly engulfed in flames when officers arrived and found it in the woods off the road. West Goshen Township police said officers believe Dunn may have been traveling about 100 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone before losing control of the car, jumping a guardrail and hitting a tree.
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West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll told RadarOnline it was the worst crash he had ever seen.
Chester County coroner’s office autopsy results released Tuesday stated the men died from blunt force trauma and thermal trauma. WKST-FM reported that both bodies were burned beyond recognition.
Dunn's colorful tattoos, which included flowers, green stars and exploding grenades, allegedly helped authorities identify the body.
Hours before the crash, Dunn had tweeted a photo of himself while spending time with Hartwell, and an unidentified friend at a West Chester bar. He was smoking a cigarette and holding a beer. Sources told TMZ Dunn drank at least three light beers and three shots between Sunday night and Monday morning.
The photo tweeted foretold tragedy. Police confirmed that the toxicology results revealed his blood alcohol level at the time of death was at .196. That is more than double the legal limit of 0.8.
In 2005, Dunn had been charged with drinking and driving, RadarOnline was reporting. Court documents showed he was arrested after having had crashed his car in West Whiteland Township, about 2 miles north of Monday's crash site, The Associated Press reported. The charges were later dismissed.
Despite all of the evidence, some incredulous fans speculated Monday that Dunn's fatal crash may have been another one of his staged pranks.
Dunn had starred in the yet-to-be-released film "Living Will," where he played the role of a ghost.
The film's website stated Ryan Dunn, "a party bum slacker, returns from the dead as a cocky, mischievous, and perverted ghost."
Dunn's record as a daring stuntman and prankster is long. According to Dunn's profile on Wikipedia, he was born in Medina, Ohio and grew up in Williamsville, New York. During his teens he moved with his parents to West Chester, Pennsylvania where he allegedly met "Jackass" founders Johnny Knoxville and Bam Magera while doing skate boarding stunts.
The daredevil's malicious stunts as part of the "CKY - Camp Kill Yourself" crew appeared in the three "Jackass" films.
Some of the most humiliating stunts included a daring dive into a raw sewage tank. In "Jackass 3D," he soared through the air in a feathery white duck costume as others pelted him with paint balls.
In "Jackass Number Two," Dunn placed a toy car inside a condom and inserted it into his rectum. He then visited a doctor who was surprised to find the car after taking X-rays.
The X-ray image was used to make T-shirts for fans.
During the filming of "Jackass: The Movie," Dunn suffered minor injuries during a failed attempt to drive a golf cart over a sand trap and land it into a giant plastic pig. His new show called "Proving Ground" premiered on Comcast-owned cable network G4 Tuesday. According to G4 the show was going to allow Dunn to test out action sequences from TV, games and movies. The show will not air this week.
By Tuesday morning, friends and fans had laid flowers on Route 322. Margera visited the crash site and broke down in tears, MTV reported.
On Wednesday, a private memorial service was held in West Chester, Pa.
Others from all over the world mourned his death on the web.
President of MTV Networks Music/Film Group Van Toffer stated on the MTV site: "He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same."
"Jackass" cast-mates tweeted:
Stephen Gilchrist Glover, known as Steve-O: "I don't know what to say, except I love Ryan Dunn and I'm really going to miss him."
Jason Acuna, known as Wee-Man: ""I miss you, bud. You were always a happy kick-ass dude!"
David England: "I love you Ryan. I'm gonna miss you bad."
Knoxville: "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan , I love you buddy."
Dunn is survived by long time girlfriend Angie Cuturic and brother Eric Dunn.
"We appreciate the support of Ryan's fans during this time, and we are grateful for your thoughts and prayers," said Eric in a statement to the Associated Press. "Ryan will be greatly missed, but he will forever remain in our hearts."