Friends, family and fans were all saddened by the news of Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s tragic death on Monday morning.
Mere hours before the wreck, Dunn posted a Twitter photo of he and two friends drinking at a bar about an hour away in Township, Pennsylvania. This prompted many to believe the actor was intoxicated behind the wheel, although the bar manager insists Dunn had a modest amount to drink. Film critic Rober Ebert quickly tweeted about the incident:
“Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive.”
Despite claims like this, sources say Dunn had three Miller Lites and three “girly shots” at the bar—Barnaby’s. An employee told MTV News:
“He was himself. He seemed like he was having a good time, hanging out with friends.” A bar patron added that he was “not too drunk to drive”, while a different patron says Dunn was “wasted”.
Police have only said that speed may be a factor that contributed to Dunn’s ultimately death. A Pennsylvania radio station also reported that the stretch of highway Dunn was driving down is notoriously badly-lit.
Dunn’s pre-crash photo was taken down from his Twitter site. Police have not commented on what Ryan was doing prior to the accident.