Ryan Dunn’s Estate Sued By Parents Of Other Man Killed In His Car Crash
Ryan Dunn’s estate is facing a lawsuit from the parents of the passenger Dunn killed in a fiery crash last year while driving drunk.
George and Erma Hartwell, parents of Zachary Hartwell, who was killed along with Dunn, are seeking unspecified damages from Dunn’s estate and the bar where he drank, Barnaby’s of America, TMZ reported. The suit is claiming that Ryan Dunn acted “negligently and/or recklessly” while driving “in an intoxicated state.” Dunn, star of MTV’s Jackass, had reportedly been drinking for hours before the crash and was speeding on the rural roads on the way home.
The family is also suing the bar where Ryan Dunn drank, Barnaby’s of America, claiming it continued serving drinks to an obviously intoxicated Dunn. In the days following the crash, police in West Chester, Pennsylvania, revealed that Ryan Dunn had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. He was also driving his Porsche at speeds topping 130 mph when he lost control and crashed into a forest.
Investigators with the Pennsylvania State Board of Liquor Enforcement had already looked into the matter and determined that no charges would be filed against the bar, MTV News reported.
The lawsuit alleges that Hatwell’s death came as a result of “negligence, carelessness and recklessness” on the part of both Ryan Dunn and Barnaby’s, MTV reported.