Ryan Dunn at Jackass Premiere
The Chester County (Pa.) Coroner’s Office confirms that Jackass star Ryan Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell died from accidental “blunt and thermal trauma” in their car accident early Monday morning.
Dunn’s 2007 Porsche careened into a patch of trees, then burst into flames.
The toxicology report is not yet complete, so questions over his blood alcohol content will not be resolved until the full autopsy is released in six weeks.
Dunn tweeted a picture of himself at a bar just hours before the accident, and his alleged drinking and driving has spawned a great deal of controversy.
Very soon after the crash, Roger Ebert of all people fired off a Tweet that said "friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive." Bam Margera was livid.
Yesterday, Ebert acknowledged fault in a blog post, recognizing his poor timing and word choice, but simultaneously stood by his broader point.