Wrongful Death Suit Targets 'Jackass' Star's Estate
The estate of "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn is being sued by the parents of an Iraq War veteran who was killed in a Philadelphia car crash.
George and Arma Hartwell of Melbourne, Florida, filed the lawsuit in a Philadelphia court seeking damages from Dunn's estate and Barnaby's West Chester Inc., the owner of the bar where Dunn had been drinking in the hours before the crash.
Dunn, 34, and Zachary Hartwell, 30, were killed in the June 20 crash when Dunn's Porsche 911 GT3 careened off the roadway, struck a tree and burst into flames. According to crash Investigators, Dunn's vehicle was traveling at about 100 mph - 45 mph over the posted speed limit.
According to witness statements, Dunn had been seen drinking heavily at Barnaby's on the day of the crash, and the establishment continued to serve him although he was visibly intoxicated.
Dunn had been charged with DUI in 2005, but the charge was eventually dismissed.
Dunn was one of the stars of the reality television series "Jackass."