Reality television has suffered an astronomical loss following a car crash in Las Vegas. The incident occurred during the filming of the Discovery reality show “Street Outlaws of America,” and one of the stars of that show, Ryan Fellows, has been confirmed dead, according to a source close to the incident that spoke to TMZ following the accident. Fellows was driving a gold Nissan 240z against another driver on the reality show when the crash occurred during the eighth and ninth races that took place that very night.
Fellows was very close to finishing the race, but he lost control of his vehicle very close to the finish line. The car rolled over and then caught fire. Although onlookers rushed to help Fellows and tried to get him out of the vehicle, they were not equipped to save the racer, and he was dead before help could get to him.
Following the fatal car crash that took Ryan Fellows’ life, Discovery halted all filming for the day. A spokesperson for Discovery told TMZ the following in an official 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 just forty-one years old when he died in the car crash. He is survived by his beloved wife, Liz, and his two children, eighteen-year-old Josiah and ten-year-old Olivia.
Since the street racer’s death was so sudden and unexpected, family members have set up a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the family in their time of need.
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 his tenacity and relentless drive to overcome the challenges before him. The only thing he loved more than these efforts and achievements was his family-his wife. The family will need help with the next steps of grief and living life after losing heart and soul of their beautiful family.”
During his short time on the planet, Fellows was an avid social media user. He made sure to post content regularly to keep his fans engaged and up on the latest news regarding his street racing career. Shortly before he died on the streets of Las Vegas following his vehicle’s crash, Fellows had turned to Instagram to post content about his Las Vegas race.
“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.”
Fans are devastated.
One person wrote, “Race In Paradise.”
Another wrote, “Badass racer gone to soon save me a lane Up there big dog rip Ryan prayers for his family this is a tuff one.”