We’re sad to report Ryan Fellows, a star on Discovery’s hit series Street Outlaws: Fastest in America, has died. Ryan was killed in a car accident during filming for the popular Discovery show.
Ryan’s death was confirmed to TMZ by Discovery, who shared in a statement, “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.” Fellows was 41 at the time of his death
A source connected to the show shared with the outlet that the crash happened just outside Las Vegas on early Sunday morning. Ryan was racing another driver in what was the 8th out of 9 races scheduled for the night for the show. Fellows was driving a gold Nissan 240z, and somehow lost control near the finish line. His vehicle rolled and caught fire.
Onlookers were unable to get him out on time. Filming was ended for the day after the crash. It is unclear when filming will resume. Meanwhile, official details of Fellows’ passing remain unclear. Following his passing, a GoFundMe page was created for Fellows’ family to “help with the next steps of grief and living life after losing the heart and soul of their beautiful family.”
The page added that Fellows 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 Liz, children Josiah, who is 18, and Olivia, who is 10.” We’ll be on the lookout for more updates. RIP.