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Both Speed And Alcohol Factors In "Jackass" Death

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

West Chester, PA - In the early hours of Monday, June 20, Ryan Dunn, known for his role in the MTV series "Jackass", was killed when he drove his Porsche GT3 off of a West Goshen road.  Zachary Hartwell was also killed in the accident. The car flew through a guardrail and through trees until finally hitting one head-on, causing a fiery explosion. Neither Dunn nor Hartwell were easily identifiable after the crash.

Ever since the first news outlets reported the accident, speed had been presumed to play a large role, considering Dunn's past. In the thirteen years that preceded his death, Dunn had been cited at least 23 times for violations such as speeding and driving without a license. Charges of a DUI in 2005 were dropped when he completed a probationary program. Word also spread quickly that both Dunn and Hartwell had been drinking at a local bar just before the crash. Dunn even posted a picture of himself online of him with a drink in his hand. However, the manager of the bar told news outlets that Dunn did not seem inebriated and didn't think twice about him driving.

Reports today, though, are saying that Dunn's BAC was 0.196, more than two and a half times Pennsylvania's legal limit. When paired with speeds of up to 140 mph, Dunn had trouble making the tight turn along the Chester County highway, resulting in the crash and subsequent death of both men.

If you have been severely injured in a Pennsylvania drinking and driving accident, you shouldn't have to suffer and pay for expensive medical bills that were caused by another person's negligence. Contact a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case - 1-877-944-8396.

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