Ryan Dunn Cause of Death: Blunt, Thermal Trauma

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The Chester County (Pa.) Coroner’s Office confirms that Jackass star Ryan Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell died from accidental “blunt and thermal trauma” in their car accident early Monday morning.

Dunn’s 2007 Porsche careened into a patch of trees, then burst into flames.

Ryan Dunn at Jackass Premiere

The toxicology report is not yet complete, so questions over his blood alcohol content will not be resolved until the full autopsy is released in six weeks.

Dunn tweeted a picture of himself at a bar just hours before the accident, and his alleged drinking and driving has spawned a great deal of controversy.

Very soon after the crash, Roger Ebert of all people fired off a Tweet that said "friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive." Bam Margera was livid.

Yesterday, Ebert acknowledged fault in a blog post, recognizing his poor timing and word choice, but simultaneously stood by his broader point.

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Omfg that zach dude decided to get in the car with him the people who are saying that ryan dunn killed him he didn't kidnapp the dude or forced him into his car zach got in the car by his own free will!! Ryan was a true jackass and he absolutely was my favorite one!! Besides people are overreacting we don't know yet if he was drunk or not I mean we still gotta wait 6 weeks to find that out and so whât if he posted a twit pic at the bar it doesn't mean that he had anything to drink!!! Now anyone that is judging him and won't let him rest in pisce are clearly saying that yall have not done anything wrong ro yall have never drinked and drived cmon nobody is perfect!!!
RIP RYAN DUNN AND ZACH

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The ultimate stupid trick. DON"T try this at home:(

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Two men are now dead because they were fools. Unbelievable!

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Well richard up there. I think u should die too, hopefully instead of no fatal accident but first a crash then fuckin burn to death. No on deserves to be dead from an accident, no matter how stupid their decisions may be. But the fact of the matter is that he's gone. Its not known if he was drunk but its possible. His passenger did make the decision to get in, dunn is not to blame. Its a depressing story, he ill be missed made many laugh a lot, I feel bad for all his friends and family. And I can't believe there are some sick bastards that are collecting pieces of his car and trying to sell it on ebay to make money off his death, may you die too!

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Richard your obviously a stupid fuck who can't spell or actually absorb all of the facts. Zac died in that crash to he isn't no one else.

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A TRUE JACKASS right to the end. Sad, but the headline should have read: "Ryan Dunn tragically kills his friend Zachary Hartwell in a horriffic preventable Drunk Driving Crash" - 130 MPH + 3 Beers + 3 Shots= Bad Decision, Oh, I forgot the Twit Pic! Yes, a Jackass to the end. -Sad on so many levels!

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I live in the area and knew both of them,this has affected more than just their family and friends. Also those who didn't know them feel its ok to pass judgment on Ryan or Zac for either driving or being in the car in the first place. Many people drink and get into accidents every day the only difference is when a celebrity is involved its big news. RIP. Ryan and Zac

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I dont feel bad for ryan he had it coming we tell are kids dont drink and drive and not to do stuped stunts dos any one get it hes not a jackass hes just an ass im just glad no one ells was hurt or killed

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I for one have learned a lesson from this horrible event, Don't drink and drive. It took me awhile to admit I am an Alcoholic. I drove drunk on many occasions. I wrecked my car at 19 years old, drunk. I am 33 now and still struggling with my demons. I know that Ryan and the whole cast of Jackass took risks. But the fact is Ryan took his life and threw it away. Why? We don't know! Only Ryan and GOD know that. My heart breaks for all those effected by this tragic event. Let us not forget his passenger Zach. He was innocent and played the victim. This show is over roll credits. THE END

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I don't see it as he took someones life, that guy made the decision to get in the car with him. He was one of the only ones who knew how drunk he was. If i get in the car with someone and they kill me, thats not thier fault. I made the decision to get in the car with that person. Besides the family of this man aren't blaming Dunn. What gives you people the right to do so as strangers? RIP to both of them...its a sad situation.

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