Ryan Dunn is dead. The Jackass star died in a fiery crash just hours after tweeting a picture of him and two other men drinking last night. His death has drawn the ire of Twitter about drinking and driving.
One of the most retweeted tweets on Twitter about the event was "Ryan Dunn was drunk speed driving & not only did he kill himself, he killed the person in the car with him. Hard to feel sad for stupidity." Another tweet from @Jim_Gardner said, "Roger Ebert has a point. Amid all the chest pounding, remember that Ryan Dunn apparently drove drunk and killed himself and another person."
Now, these tweets are harsh, but there is some truth to the sentiment. Rather than bash this man who is dead and has left behind grieving family and friends, this terrible incident should serve as a warning to people. A fiery death like Ryan Dunn's is preventable. The Jackass star paid the ultimate price along with his passenger who also choose to get in the car. If alcohol was the cause of this, the only thing to do is learn from this tragically preventable situation, and don't drink and drive yourself. Rather than demonizing him, though, just take this as a lesson.
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