Husband, father of two was filming upcoming episode of ‘Street Outlaws: Fastest in America’
Ryan Fellows, co-star of reality show ‘Street Outlaws,’ died Sunday, August 7th, near Las Vegas while filming for the show. He was 41.
According to multiple reports, Fellows was driving his race-spec Nissan 240Z in a sanctioned drag race when he lost control of the car and crashed. The car flipped several times and caught fire, according to multiple reports.
A native of Chula Vista, California, Fellows was a co-star of the Discovery/Discovery+ street drag racing show that began airing in 2013. A statement was made by Discovery officials on Twitter: “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.”
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.
— Street Outlaws (@StreetOutlaws) August 8, 2022
On a GoFundMe page for the late racer, a family member said Fellows was an avid car enthusiast. “He was admired for tenacity and a relentless drive to overcome the challenges before him,” said his family.
According to the GoFundMe page, Fellow leaves behind a wife and two children.
Fellows’ death is the latest in a string of straightline racing tragedies on in the United States; 37-year-old diesel drag racer and YouTuber Thomas Borrell, known as ‘Turba Tom,’ died in a crash on July 29 while racing in Tennessee, and 40-year-old jet truck driver Chris Darnell died when his truck, ‘Shockwave,’ exploded after a blown tire during a Michigan air show performance on July 2.