Wednesday, April 10, 2013
'Bam' Margera hosts an art show.
Artists are, according to the thread-bare stereotypes at least, tormented folks who use art to articulate and defuse their pain. Bam Margera, you could say, is used to a different kind of pain. The West Chester native, professional skateboarder, and oft-injured former star of MTV's "Jackass," held an art show in his West Chester home on April 3, where paintings by Margera and a handful of local artists were for sale. After the show, Margera's band performed. Patch contributor Catherine Quillman was on the scene. No word on if she made any purchases, but you can read here writeup of the unusual event here.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
West Goshen Police say that Ryan Dunn had a blood alcohol content of .196 at the time of the crash.
West Goshen police have confirmed that Ryan Dunn was legally drunk at the time of the car crash that killed him and passenger Zachary Hartwell early Monday morning. The toxicology report released by the Chester County's Coroner's Office states that Dunn had a blood alcohol content level of .196, twice the legal limit of .08. The coroner's report did not find anything other substances in Dunn's blood. Early Monday morning Dunn lost control of his car and crashed through a guardrail at a reported speed of 130 MPH. The car went down into a ditch and crashed through 40 yards of tress before hitting the last tree and bursting into flames. The coroner ruled on Tuesday that the causes of death were blunt force trauma and thermal trauma. A …
Mourners and fans of Ryan Dunn have gathered at the site of the crash over the past few days.
Mourners and fans have been gathering at the West Goshen Township crash site where Ryan Dunn died earlier this week. Dunn's car went off the road and into a tree and burst into flames, killing Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. At the site, friends, fans and mourners have left behind teddy bears, toy cars and flowers in remembrance of Dunn. Several people have also written messages on the guardrail near the site that read, "only the good die young," and "R.I.P. Ryan Dunn." One memorial was a candle that had a guitar pick for the band CKY melted into the wax. Mourners at the site stood quietly and looked at the tree that Dunn crashed into. Others snapped pictures with their cellphones. The Chester County Coroner's Office determined …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Police have determined that the car was traveling at 130 miles per hour when it went off the road and into a tree.
According to police, Ryan Dunn's car was traveling at 130 miles per hour when it left the road, killing Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. Police investigators completed an accident reconstruction this afternoon and determined that Dunn's car travelled at a high rate of speed while crashing through a guardrail, striking a tree and bursting into flames. West Goshen police also said that alcohol could be related to the crash, but a toxicology report isn't expected until Wednesday or Thursday. The Chester County Coroner's Office also released a report today citing blunt force trauma and thermal trauma as the cause of death.
West Chester resident Zachary Hartwell was in the car with Dunn.
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- Bob Byrne
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
West Goshen police have now identified 30-year-old Zachary Hartwell of West Chester as the passenger who died in the fiery single car crash that also killed Ryan Dunn. Dunn was the co-star of the MTV daredevil show Jackass. The pair died when Dunn's Porsche skidded off the Route 322 bypass and slammed into a tree near route 100 in West Goshen Township just after 2:30 Monday morning. West Goshen police say speed may have been a factor in the crash. Video from the scene shows long skid marks on the pavement where the 2007 Prosche 911 two seater sports car went off the road.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The West Chester Resident and member of MTV's Jackass died this morning in a car accident.
West Goshen police have confirmed that West Chester resident and member of MTV's "Jackass" Ryan Dunn died early this morning in a car crash. Dunn lost control of his car around 2:30 a.m. near the off-ramp for Pottstown Pike on the West Chester bypass. According to police, Dunn's Porsche crashed into a tree and burst into to flames. A witness identified Dunn's body by his tattoos, and a passenger also died in the crash but has not yet been identified by police. According to police, Dunn's car traveled through 40 yards of trees before hitting the last one and bursting into flames. Right now, officials have determined that speed was a contributing factor to the crash. Dunn was 34-years-old. Dunn became a part of the "Jackass" crew in the …