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Ryan Dunn was both drunk and speeding at time of fatal car crash

By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/22/2011 

Ryan Dunn was both drunk and speeding at the time of the fiery car crash which killed Dunn and his passenger in Pennsylvania early Monday morning.

According to West Goshen police, the Jackass and former Viva La Bam star had a blood alcohol content of .196 -- almost two-and-a-half times the Pennsylvania legal limit, which is .08, TMZ reported Wednesday.

In addition, police now believe Dunn was driving between 132-140mph -- up from their prior estimate of 130mph -- when his Porsche jumped a guardrail into a wooded area and then burst into flames after smashing into a tree.

However, the toxicology tests did not find any evidence of drugs in Dunn's system.  

"No other substances were found in his blood other than the alcohol," Police Chief Michael Carroll told the Daily Local News, according to TMZ.

The 34-year-old reality TV star only had one passenger -- 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell, a good friend who had also served as a production assistant for the second Jackass film -- in his car with him at the time of the crash.

Dunn had posted an online photo which showed the pair drinking at a bar with a third male friend shortly before before the 2:30AM crash, prompting prior speculation that alcohol may have played a role.

The two bodies were pulled from the wreckage and Dunn was reportedly quickly identified through his tattoos, however Hartwell's identity took longer to determine.

According to Carroll, the crash was the worst he's ever seen.

"[I've] never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was... even before it caught on fire," he told reporters.

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