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The site where Ryan Dunn’s Porsche crashed was turned into a make shift memorial by friends, family and fans. Hundreds of goers stop by to leave pictures, cards, candles and flowers in his memory. Recently the site has been vandalized by someone that may be a bad speller.
The guard rail adorned with messages written fans and family was spray painted over with the words “Ritch Prick.” Yes, “Ritch.” So there are no suspects, police say it would be impossible to narrow down when or who vandalized the guard rail as there are numerous visitors every hour.
Ryan Dunn, famous for his time with the Jackass and CKY Crew died in a car crash in Pennsylvania early Monday morning. Dunn was only 34 years old.
Rumors of his death started to spread early Monday morning until Bam Margera’s mother, April, called into a local radio show to confirm the tragic accident. The photo to the left was taken just hours before the accident. Dunn was reportedly at Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, PA hanging out with friends and drinking. There are currently conflicting reports regarding whether he was too drunk or not.
According to the police report Dunn and an unidentified passenger were killed in the crash on Route 322 around 2:30am Eastern Time. Dunn was at the wheel and identified by his tattoos. The police Press Release states that the accident occurred in Dunn’s 2007 Porsche 911 GT3, a high speed performance car. Dunn’s Porsche reportedly ran through a metal guard rail, where it went off road and became uncontrollable, it went past 40 yards of trees before finally hitting one tree where it exploded into flames upon collision.
Update: Ryan Dunn’s unidentified passenger has been identified as Zachary Hartwell, a former production assistant for the JackAss movies and friend of Dunn. After reconstructing the accident, Police Officials estimate Dunn was driving over 130mph at the time of the accident. According to the coroner, both victims died a violent death. West Goshen Police also tell the Daily Local News that Dunn’s blood alcohol level was .196, almost two and a half times the legal limit of .08 but no other substances were found in his blood. Toxicology reports are estimated to be completed in 4-6 weeks.
If you are in your mid to late 20s or older, you probably grew up watching Randy “Macho Man” Savage running around a ring yelling “OOOH YEAAAAAH” or saying the same catch phrase in his many Slim Jim commercials. Through out the 80s and 90s, Savage built an illustrious career wrestling in local territories and eventually making his way to the WWF (now the WWE) and WCW. You probably remember him most for wrestling side by side and against with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan. And if you’re a male, you probably remember him for walking to the ring with the Lovely, Miss Elizabeth.
Today we are sad to report that Macho Man, real name Randy Poffo, suffered a heart attack while driving his Jeep Wrangler in Tampa, Florida. As a result of the heart attack, Savage lost control of his Jeep and veered off and collided head on with a tree. His wife of 1 year Lynn was also a passenger but only received minor injuries. As a result of the heart attack and injuries from the crash, Savage later died in a Tampa hospital.
Above is a photo of Savage’s Jeep after the accident.