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"Jackass" co-star dies in car crash

Ryan Dunn, a co-star of the "Jackass" movie franchise, died on Monday when a sports car he was driving...

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Ryan Dunn, a co-star of the "Jackass" movie franchise, died on Monday when a sports car he was driving careened off a highway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and burst into flames, police said.

Dunn was driving a 2007 Porsche that police found in a wooded area in outer Philadelphia that was "fully engulfed in flames," police in the West Goshen Township said Monday.

An unidentified passenger also died in the crash that occurred early Monday morning.

The daredevil personality, 34, part of the crew in the top-grossing "Jackass" movie franchise that specialized in risky pranks and gross-out stunts, lived in nearby West Chester, Pennsylvania, police said.

A police statement said a "preliminary investigation revealed that speed may have been a contributing factor to the accident."

The Ohio-born Dunn posted a photo to his Twitter account shortly before the crash which seemed to show him drinking with friends. On his Twitter account he described himself as a "TV personality, movie star, automotive enthusiast."

Besides the Jackass movie franchise that has grossed more than $330 million (203.8 million pounds) worldwide, according to tracking website Box Office Mojo, Dunn also starred in "Haggard: The Movie," an indie comedy in which the tattooed, bearded, daredevil played himself.

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