The West Goshen Township Police Department has released an initial summary of the toxicology report performed by the Chester County, Penn. Coroner's Office in the death of 'Jackass' and 'Proving Ground' star Ryan Dunn, confirming rumors and earlier reports that Dunn had been drinking prior to the car accident that killed Dunn and Jackass crew member Zach Hartwell at approximately 2:38 a.m. on Monday: "The report indicated that Mr. Dunn's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .196% (w/v). The report further indicates that there were 'no drugs of abuse indicated.'"
Dunn's BAC was more than twice the legal driving limit in Pennsylvania, which was lowered from .10 percent to .08 percent in 2003.
The police department also released initial results of a crash reconstruction investigation Wednesday, suggesting that Dunn's vehicle was traveling between 132-140 miles per hour at the time of the collision. Dunn's Porsche reportedly jumped the guard rail, flew into a ravine, and immediately caught fire. Both passengers are presumed to have died on impact.
"It was the worst phone call I've ever gotten in my life," skateboarder Bam Margera -- Dunn's best friend and co-star -- told Philadelphia's Fox 29 in his first media interview after visiting the crash scene. Margera was in Arizona when he heard the news and flew home Monday. "I've never lost anybody that I care about and it's my best friend ... he was the happiest person ever, the smartest guy, he had so much talent and he had so many things going for him. This is not right. It's not right."
On Monday Dunn's Jackass co-star Johnny Knoxville posted the following statement at Dickhouse.TV, the online presence for Jackass and related projects:
"I don't really know what to say right now everybody because the sadness is overwhelming, but today we lost one of our own. Our brother Ryan Dunn has passed ... Goddamn that's tough to write ... Our hearts go out to his family and to his beloved Angie. Ryan will be missed and remembered by us all ..."