June 21, 2011 6:48am PT by Lindsay Powers
Ryan Dunn's Passenger Identified as 'Jackass' Production Assistant
Police have identified the passenger in Ryan Dunn's Porsche: Zachary Hartwell, 30, who was a production assistant on the second Jackass film.
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Both Dunn and Hartwheel died early Monday morning when the car slammed into a tree and burst into flames, according to the police report. Click here to read the police report from the West Goshen Police Department.
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Hartwheel, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was also as "car stunt driver" in the Bam Margera-directed 2009 film Minghags, according to IMDB.
West Goshen, Pennsylvania police also confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that an autopsy was performed on Dunn on Monday. Police could not confirm yet if alcohol played a part in the crash.
Dunn posted a photo online of him drinking a few hours before the fatal accident. When Roger Ebert called him out for drinking and driving, he was criticized by fans on Perez Hilton's website and Dunn's close friend and Jackass co-star Margera. Ebert stands by his Tweets, and also Re-tweeted another fan who supports him as well.
Dunn's Jackass co-stars took to Twitter to memorialize him.
"I don't know what to say, except I love Ryan Dunn and I'm really going to miss him," wrote Steve-O.
“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn,” Johnny Knoxville Tweeted. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan. I love you buddy.”
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.”