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Ryan Dunn's Death: Police Release More Details

The "Jackass" star was driving at 130 miles an hour when he crashed his Porsche.

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Police have released more details about Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death.

Dunn was driving 130 miles an hour when he crashed his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 early Monday morning, TMZ reported, citing officers. The accident resulted in a fiery crash that killed both himself and his passenger.

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Michael Carroll, chief of the West Goshen Township (Pa.) Police Department, told reporters that Dunn's speed had been estimated after a team reconstructed the accident.

Dunn's car collided with a guardrail and crashed in the woods.

Carroll said it was the "worst" accident he'd ever seen, adding that he'd "never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was ... even before it caught on fire."



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After news of Dunn's death broke, several in Hollywood who were close to him took to Twitter to mourn.

“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn,” fellow Jackass star Johnny Knoxville tweeted. “My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan,” he added, finishing with: “I love you buddy.”

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Van Toffler, president of MTV Networks music/films group, said in a statement Monday: "We are devastated by the tragic loss of Ryan Dunn -- a beloved member of the MTV family for more than a decade. He made us all laugh and had the tireless enthusiastic approach to life of your favorite middle school friend. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan’s family and friends. The Jackass brotherhood will never be the same.”

Roger Ebert also caused an uproar after he tweeted a link to a news story on the reality star’s death and wrote: “Friends don’t let Jackasses drink and drive.”

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Almost instantaneously, he was barraged with tweets from followers and fans of the late reality star expressing their disapproval over the comment and asking him to apologize.

Ebert backtracked a bit on his blog Tuesdaysaying he regretted that his tweet was "considered cruel": "I regret that my tweet about the event was considered cruel. It was not intended as cruel. It was intended as true."

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