“Jackass” Star Killed in DUI Crash

“Jackass” star Ryan Dunn,was killed in an auto accident early Monday when his car went off the road in Pennsylvania, according to news reports.

The fatal drunken driving accident occurred around 3 a.m. when he was driving his 2007 Porsche in a suburb of Philadelphia. He reportedly lost control of the car while speeding, causing his car to leave the road and smash into the woods, exploding into flames.

His passenger also died as a result of the auto accident.

Police said Dunn was drinking and driving at the time of the collision. Just prior to the crash, Dunn posed with his friends drinking for pictures on Twitter.

“We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn — a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade,” said Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks Music/Films Group. “The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”

As a Tacoma car accident lawyer, my thoughts are with the family of those harmed. I always urge my readers to use a designated driver, public transportation, or hire a cab if they’ve been drinking.

If you or a loved one were harmed in an auto accident, discuss your case with a Tacoma personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and help protect your rights, along with answer any important legal questions you may have regarding your claim.