Street Outlaws star Ryan Fellows dies following car crash while filming

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Photo credit: Discovery
Photo credit: Discovery

Street Outlaws: Fastest in America star Ryan Fellows has died aged 41 after a crash while filming an episode for the TV show due to air the same day.

In a statement posted by the show's official Twitter account, a spokesperson for network Discovery said: "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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According to TMZ, Fellows lost control of his car outside Las Vegas, before the vehicle rolled over and caught fire, with those surrounding it unable to pull him out of the car.

The series sees eight street racing teams compete for the title of 'Fastest in America', alongside $100,000, and first premiered two years ago.

Since the sad news broke, a GoFundMe page has been created to support Fellows's family, and has so far reached over $18,000 of its $50,000 goal.

Photo credit: Discovery
Photo credit: Discovery

"Last night Ryan Fellows (41) passed away in a car accident," it reads. "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 Liz , children Josiah (18) and Olivia (10).

"The family will need help with the next steps of grief and living life after losing the heart and soul of their beautiful family."

Among those paying tribute to Fellows is Overhaulin' host Chris Jacobs, who tweeted: "Sad news for the @stoutlaws and @discovery family… Ryan Fellows died in an accident during a race. My condolences to his wife and 2 children. RIP."

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