‘Street Outlaws’ actor Ryan Fellows died in a car accident while filming
In a tragic accident on Sunday, street racer Ryan Fellows, who appeared on Discovery’s “Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” died.
He was 41 years old at the time.
On Monday morning, Discovery and the Street Outlaws franchise’s official Twitter account confirmed the news.
“The ‘Street Outlaws’ family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows,” spokesperson said. “We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan’s loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss.”
Reports claims that Fellows died on the set of “Fastest in America” in Las Vegas while filming the show. During one of the Sunday morning races, Fellows’ Nissan 240z flipped over and burst into flames at the end of the track. As a result, he was unable to exit the vehicle in time.
This is one of four shows from the “Street Outlaws” series on the Discovery Channel, along with the original, Memphis, and No Prep Kings. A look at the world of street racing is provided through this franchise, which debuted in 2013.
The competition show “Fastest in America” is currently in its third season and features eight teams of racers trying to win $100,000. For the third season of “Memphis,” Fellows raced as a guest driver, and for the fifth season, he returned as a competitor.
His wife Liz and two children, Josiah and Olivia, are mourning the loss of their father. Ryan’s family’s Go-Fund-Me page 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.”