Steven Green (L), the director of "Gumball 3000 - The Movie," cast member Ryan Dunn (C) and Maximillion Cooper, who launched "Gumball 3000" in 1999, ham it up for photographers during the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles February 19, 2004. Narrated by actor Burt Reynolds, "Gumball 3000 - The Movie" is a real-life version of the cult-classic 70's "Cannonball Run" films, shot over a six-day period from San Francisco to Miami.
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"Jack-ass" Co-star Ryan Dunn's estate has a massive lawsuit on their hands.
The parents of Zachary Hartwell have filed to sue the actor's estate for killing their son in an accident over a year ago. They are complaining that Dunn was "reckless and negligent" while driving during the time of the accident.
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In June 2011, Dunn had a car accident while riding with Hartwell. Dunn was allegedly driving at high speeds in his Porsche while under the influence of alcohol says the CP Entertainment. The Porsche swerved off the road and crashed into a tree in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. Both men were killed.
Days after their deaths, police revealed that Dunn had a blood alcohol level that was two times the legal limit and was also driving at speeds over 130 mph.
Hartwell and Dunn worked together on MTV's series "Jackass." Dunn was a stuntman and personality while Hartwell was an assistant on the film "Jackass Number Two."
Hartwell's parents, George and Emma, are seeking compensation for all the expenses that they have incurred following their son's demise. Such costs include funeral expenses and wages he would have earned throughout his life.
The Hartwells have not only looked to place the blame on Dunn however as they are also looking to sue the bar owners of Barnaby's of America for giving Dunn alcohol when he was clearly intoxicated.
Dunn was 34 at time of death while Hartwell was 30.