The 34-year-old was a part of the ‘Jackass’ film franchise — often pulling off eyebrow raising stunts to the delight of his fellow thrill-seeking buddies. He was most well-known for his Hot Wheels stunt, where he stuck a toy car up his rear and had it x-rayed.
A photo of the charred wreckage of the car was posted on Twitter, apparently by the towing company. They were quickly taken down but uploaded on Flickr. The images show the extent of the fire that engulfed the vehicle.
Just hours before his death, Dunn tweeted photo of himself and two pals — documenting their night out, beer and cigarette in hand.
Although it has not yet been confirmed who was driving the vehicle when it crashed or the cause of the accident, according to Chester County’s Daily Local News, Chief Deputy Coroner David Garner confirmed that there was only one vehicle involved in the crash.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident,” police said in a statement.
The Morning Freak Show on 96.1 is reporting that Dunn was at the wheel when his Porsche careened over the road’s guardrail and into the woods before bursting into flames. The collision occurred at roughly 3:00 AM Monday morning on Pennsylvania’s Route 322.
The identity of Dunn’s passenger will be revealed pending autopsy results due out later today.
In between projects with ‘Jackass,’ the fun-loving stuntman appeared regularly in spin-offs like ‘Viva La Bam’ and ‘Bam’s Unholy Union,’ later launching his own MTV show, ‘Home Wrecker’ and appearing in films such as ‘Haggard’ and ‘A Halfway House Christmas.’
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