Ryan Fellows, a driver in the Discovery series “Street Outlaws: Fastest In America,” died in a fiery car crash outside of Las Vegas after losing control of his car.
Onlookers were unable to pull Fellows, 41, from his car after it rolled over and caught fire, TMZ reports. The race was being filmed for that night’s episode.
“The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows,” a Discovery spokesperson said in a statement that was also shared to Twitter. “We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan’s loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss.”
A GoFundMe account created on behalf of Ryan’s family 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.”
Fellows is survived by his wife, Liz, and his children Josiah and Olivia.
Chris Jacobs, who hosted another Discovery series, “Overhaulin’,” also shared the news on Twitter and offered condolences to Fellows’ family.
“Street Outlaws: Fastest in America,” a spinoff of reality series “Street Outlaws,” premiered in 2020. It features eight street-racing teams from across the country competing for $100,000 and the title of “Fastest in America.”
The series is produced for Discovery by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group (the production company behind “American Chopper,”) with Sam Korkis serving as executive producer.