Alcohol a major factor in Ryan Dunn's death.
TMZ is reporting that "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn had twice the legal blood alcohol level at the time of his fatal crash.
West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll said that Dunn's B.A.C. was .196, which is about two and a half times the legal limit in Pennsylvania, which is .08.
"No other substances were found in his blood other than the alcohol," Carrol said.
Dunn's 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 went off the road, crashed in to woods and caught fire. The accident happened at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street in West Goshen Township.
TMZ reported that Dunn was out drinking with his friends just hours before the fatal car crash. The police have yet to determine the cause of the crash, but cite speed as a probable cause.
Police who did an accident reconstruction said that Dunn might have been traveling as fast as 130 mph.
Fox News reported that Margera broke down while visiting the scene of the accident.
TMZ reported that Dunn had three Miller Lites and three "girly shorts" at Barnaby's, a bar close to where the accident happened in (http://www.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/478/pennsylvania) Pennsylvania .
A bar patron told the site that Dunn was "wasted," while another said he was "not too drunk to drive."
MTV reported that Dunn "didn't seem intoxicated."
"He was himself," a Barnaby's employee told MTV News. "He seemed like he was having a good time, hanging out with his friends."
According to the Associated Press, Barnaby's manager Jim O'Brien declined to comment. He had previously told The Philadelphia Inquirer that Dunn was drinking with several friends at the bar but did not appear intoxicated.
The Chester County coroner reported Tuesday Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell that blunt force trauma and thermal trauma were the official causes of death for both men.
Bam Margera and Dunn were best friends, from their days doing stunts together on shows like "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam."
On Tuesday Margera told WTXF he had a premonition of the accident that killed his friend, Dunn.
Margera was in Arizona with friend when he said he received "the worst phone call I've ever got in my life."
'At 12:30 [local time], I just started punching out the windows of the rental van and ripping out the speakers, and I don't even know why," he said. "I wasn't mad an anything or anybody. If it was 12:30 there [in Arizona], that means it was exactly when he crashed."
Dunn's brother, Eric Dunn, released a statement to the Associated Press.
"We appreciate the support of Ryan's fans during this time, and we are grateful for your thoughts and prayers. Ryan will be greatly missed, but he will forever remain in our hearts," he said.
Today, mourners placed flowers at the scene of the accident, while Dunn's friends flooded Twitter and Facebook with messages.
Benji Madden, of Good Charlotte, Brody Jenner, Bam Margera, Steven "Steve-O" Glover, Johnny Knoxville and Jason "Wee Man" Acuna all expressed their devastation via Twitter.
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|Date:||Jun 22, 2011|
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