Ryan Fellows is killed
Ryan Fellowes, star of Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America” race show, was killed in a car crash on Sunday, the show confirmed on social media.
“The Street Outlaws family is saddened by the incident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows,” the statement read on Twitter.
“Our deepest sympathies are with Ryan’s loved ones as they deal with this sudden and devastating loss.”
The accident occurred outside of Las Vegas early Sunday morning.
Ryan was racing another driver in what were 8 of the 9 races scheduled for the night for the show.
We were told that colleagues were driving a gold Nissan 240z, and somehow lost control near the finish line, Ryan’s car rolled over and caught fire…
Spectators could not get him out on time.
Filming ended the day after the accident.
On Sunday afternoon, Fellows’ GoFundMe was launched, in which he is described as “an ardent car enthusiast who was a ‘warrior’ in many ways.”
The colleagues were married and had two children, ages 18 and 10.
TMZ broke the story, earlier this year, “Street Outlaws” star JJ Da Boss and his wife, Tricia, got involved in a wreck while filming the show…
Tricia was taken to the hospital.
Created for Ryan’s family, a GoFundMe reads, “Ryan was a car enthusiast and was a ‘road warrior’ in many ways that spanned basketball, cars, and the sales/advertising business.
He was impressed by the perseverance and tireless drive to achieve the overcoming of the challenges facing him.”
The fatal incident wouldn’t be the first time a star of the show had fallen this year. In January, another star from the show, JJ Da Boss, and his wife bumped into each other in Texas while filming a race for the show.
One vehicle suddenly caught fire in the middle of the race, then swerved and crashed into the other vehicle.
Discovery officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident.