Ryan Dunn Died a Violent Death

The coroner’s autopsy results are out for both Ryan Dunn and his passenger Zachary Hartwell who, according to the report, both died a violent death. The results describe the crash as so brutal, it was impossible to determine whether they died from the blunt force trauma or the resulting fire that consumed the Porsche. Toxicology results will be released in 4 to 6 weeks and will help determine if alcohol played a factor.

Initially, it was suspected Dunn was going 110 MPH but the newest police report says Dunn was doing 130 MPH in his Porsche at the time of the crash. An accident reconstruction team determined the speed after inspecting the crash scene. They say Dunn’s car hit a guardrail at high speed, crashed into the woods and burst into flames.

Police Chief Michael Carroll said he’s “never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was … even before it caught on fire.” He called it the “worst” he’s ever seen by far.

Meanwhile, in related news, Roger Ebert issued a quasi-apology on his Chicago Sun-Times blog for tweeting, “Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.” He wrote, “I have no way of knowing if Ryan Dunn was drunk at the time of his death. I don’t know what happened in this case, and I was probably too quick to tweet. That was unseemly.”

The apology was followed by a big “BUT” as he went on to cite an interview with Bam Margera’s mother who said Dunn was a fast driver and an incident where Dunn charged with a DUI.

So Ebert wasn’t exactly apologizing for what he said but rather apologizing that people got butt hurt about it.

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13 years ago

Bless you heart April my condolences to you
And your family we love you all