Star Of The Popular Discovery Show ‘Street Outlaws’ Killed In Car Crash During Show Filming
While everyone was preoccupied with the car crash that killed actress Anne Heche, another car crash occurred in Las Vegas during the production of the Discovery show “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America.”
Ryan Fellows was in Las Vegas driving a gold Nissan 240z. A source told TMZ that Fellows was racing another driver, and the crash occurred during the 8th out of 9th races that were scheduled to take place that night.
Right before the finish line, Fellows lost control of the car. The vehicle rolled over before catching on fire. Onlookers were unable to rescue Fellows from the vehicle before it was too late.
After the crash, filming came to an immediate halt. A Discovery spokesperson told TMZ, “The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows. We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan’s loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss.”
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Fellows was only 41 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Liz, and his two children, 18-year-old Josiah and 10-year-old Olivia.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family during their time of grief. The GoFundMe explains, “Ryan was an avid car enthusiast and was a road “warrior” in many ways that extended to loves of basketball, cars and business in sales/advertising. He was admired for tenacity and a relentless drive to overcome the challenges before him. The only thing he loved more than these efforts and achievements were his family-his wife.” The fundraiser explains, “The family will need help with the next steps of grief and living life after losing the heart and soul of their beautiful family.”
The last post Fellows made on Instagram mentioned that he was getting ready for a race in Las Vegas. He wrote, “Then we are headed to Vegas for @stoutlaws and we will be running in the 28s all steel, all glass, full interior street class. We have made a bunch of changes and upgrades to the car including a new FTI 5.5 level trans, rebuilt Hughes converter. After several weeks off it’s gonna be nice to get back out there racing again especially on the street which I enjoy the most.”
His followers have been using this post as a place to express their grief and send condolences to Fellows’ family. One person wrote, “Race In Paradise.”
Another comment reads, “Bad ass racer gone to soon save me a lane Up there big dog rip Ryan prayers for his family this is a tuff one.”