Street Outlaws fans are in mourning after the death of Ryan Fellows. The stunt driver was killed in a car crash near Las Vegas early Sunday morning while filming a new episode of Street Outlaws: Fastest in America. A GoFundMe fundraiser has raised nearly $9,000 for Fellows' family. Fellows was 41.
Fellows was racing another driver for the eighth of nine races being filmed for the Discovery Channel show, sources told TMZ. Fellows drove a gold Nissan 240z and lost control near the finish line. His car rolled over and caught fire. Witnesses could not get to Fellows in time. Production was canceled for the rest of the day.
"The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows," a Discovery spokesperson tweeted Monday. "We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan's loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss."
Fellows is survived by his wife Liz and their children Josiah, 18, and Olivia, 10. His friends established a GoFundMe page to help his family. "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 GoFundMe page reads.
'Praying for the family'
That’s the rush we take as racers! Praying for the family !— ĴΔƳ✝️🏎🔥🤟💰 (@jph_evans) August 8, 2022
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'Sad to hear this'
Rip Ryan – my thoughts are with his family 🥲— Emma Parker (@eparker76) August 8, 2022
"Sad to hear of this. Sympathy goes out to his family and friends," one fan tweeted.prevnext
'Prayers for everyone'
Prayers for everyone— Kelly Thaxton (@WVKelly67) August 8, 2022
"Dude how sad day man rip Ryan," one fan wrote on Instagram.prevnext
'May he forever race in heaven'
That is such sad news RIP— Mick Holder (@holder_mick) August 8, 2022
"My sympathy and condolences to all and his family, may he forever race in heaven RIP," one fan tweeted.prevnext
'Sorry to hear the awful news'
Sorry to hear the awful news, they’re are crazy/great drivers, but Ryan was the one that made you want to watch him more and more.— John Taylor (@Jtjohnftaylor) August 8, 2022
This is the second recent accident involving Street Outlaws stars. In January, TMZ reported that JJ Da Boss and his wife Tricia were in an accident while filming Street Outlaws: America's List. They were driving separate cars when they were involved in a collision. Tricia was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.prevnext
'My condolences to his wife and 2 children'
The Street Outlaws franchise launched with the original show in June 2013. There are three spinoffs now airing, Fastest in America, No Prop Kinds, and Memphis. Fastest in America is now in its third season and focuses on eight racing teams competing for a $100,000 prize. Fellows competed in Season 3 and also appeared in Memphis Season 5, reports Variety.prev