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‘Outlaw’ Ryan Fellows killed in accident while filming

A photo of Ryan Fellows from the show, Street Outlaws

Ryan Fellows was killed while filming the Discovery series ‘Street Outlaws: Fastest in America’.
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Drag racing Ryan Fellows died while filming a race for the latest season of the TV show Outlaw Street: Fastest in America, according to the entertainment site TMZ.

The 41-year-old driver is said to have crashed while filming a race in Las Vegas for the next season of Discovery program. According to TMZ:

The PhD student was driving a gold Nissan 240Z, and somehow lost control near the finish line, Ryan’s car rolled and caught fire… onlookers were unable to get him out in time. Filming ended the day after the accident.

The crash happened just outside Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The PhD student was reportedly competing in 8th place out of 9 races when he lost control of the car.

In a statement posted on Twitter, The Street Outlaws production team said: “The Street Outlaws family is deeply saddened by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows. We extend our deepest sympathies to Ryan’s loved ones as they go through this sudden and devastating loss.”

Since his death, a crowdfunding campaign was set up to support the Fellow’s wife, Liz, and his two children, Josiah and Olivia. The campaign describes him as “a car enthusiast” [who] is a ‘warrior’ on the road in many ways. ” It continued:

“He is admired for his tenacity and relentless drive to overcome the challenges ahead. The only thing he loves more than these efforts and achievements is his family – his wife Liz, children Josiah (18 years old) and Olivia (10 years old). “

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Earlier this year, a cast on ‘Street Outlaws’ was involved in a collision while filming a TV show. JJ Da Boss and his wife, Tricia, injured in an accident causing Tricia to be hospitalized. Both individuals recovered.

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