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Death Happens Fast: RIP Ryan Dunn

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Saturday night, I watched Ryan Dunn and Steve O on "Minute to Win It". Today, Ryan is gone. As fellow lawyer blogger , Pierce Egerton, points out it wasn’t a good example for readers: UPDATE – Fiery One Car Collision Claims Life of Ryan Dunn, Star of Jackass.

As was reported by NBC Philadelphia:

"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was killed early Monday morning when his Porsche flew over a guardrail in West Goshen, Pa., slammed into a tree and burst into flames, according to local police.

Dunn’s passenger, 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell of West Chester, Pa., was also killed. Hartwell worked as a production assistant on the movie "Jackass Number Two" and starred in Bam Margera’s movie "Minghags."

Dunn, 34, was identified by his tattoos, according to a witness who was on the scene when the bodies were pulled from the wreckage.

The one-car accident happened on Route 322 around 2:30 a.m., according to Officer Geiger with West Goshen police. The 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 shot through about 40 yards of trees before it hit the last one and exploded into flames, according to police. The police press release (.PDF) reads, "Preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident."

I’ve written about the suddenness of Highway deaths and also about Jackass before. But, it still sad, to see such a young life taken away so quickly.

Our sympathies go out to all of those involve who were lost.