Friday, July 1, 2011
A top-five countdown of the stories that caught our attention this past month.
For better and for worse, June 2011 was a month to remember. From joyous graduation celebrations to the heart-wrenching loss of a local-and worldwide celebrity, here is a countdown of the five stories that captivated West Chester over the last 30 days. 5.Vikings Float, Then Sink The West Chester East baseball team sure went through a rollercoaster of emotions at the end of its impressive season. To understand, we must first dip back into the waning days of May. The Vikings squared off against Downingtown East in what became a Ches-Mont defacto title game and lost, 5-4. Two days later, the team was awarded the Ches-Mont title after the league determined Downingtown used an ineligible pitcher in the season finale. The Vikings were awarded …
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.