'Street Outlaws' Star Ryan Fellows Killed During Production

Street Outlaws: Fastest in America star and racer Ryan Fellows, 41, passed away on Sunday in a car crash while filming the Discovery reality show.

According to reports, Fellows was racing another driver outside of Las Vegas on Sunday morning when he lost control of his vehicle near the finish line. According to reports, the car, a gold Nissan 240z, rolled over before catching fire. Several crewmembers attempted to pull Fellows from the vehicle, but they were unable to save him, reports said.

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Street racer and reality show star Ryan Fellows passed away in a car accident while filming "Street Outlaws" on Sunday morning. Stock photo. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Street Outlaws is a reality television series that explores the world of illegal street racing, and the show first premiered in 2013. On Monday, the show's Twitter account wrote, "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."

A GoFundMe page set up for Fellows' family said that he leaves behind his wife Liz, and his children, Josiah, 18, and Olivia, 10.

"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," the GoFundMe page said. "He was admired for tenacity and a relentless drive to overcome the challenges before him. The only thing he loved more than these efforts and achievements were his family."

"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," a Discovery spokesperson told The Independent.

Fans of the show expressed their condolences online, with one tweeting, "My sympathy and condolences to all and his family, may he forever race in heaven RIP."

Another wrote, "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."

The show itself is known for being dangerous and risky, and Fellows' death comes just months after husband and wife racers Jonathan Day, who goes by "JJ Da Boss," and Tricia Day, were severely injured in a crash in January, for which they were both hospitalized.

Images posted on Facebook by Deep South Street Racing showed the collision of two or more street racing cars, including JJ Da Boss' iconic 1966 Chevy II Ziptie Nova, which he was believed to have been driving at the time.

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"They [racers] are constantly smack talking, betting on races, pulling pranks and crazy antics with their fellow racers, but ultimately, street racing comes first and they'll endanger their lives, spend their money and risk going to jail in order to move to the top of their game," a synopsis of the show on Discovery's website said.

Newsweek reached out to Discovery for additional comment.

Update 8/8/22 2:50 p.m. ET: This story has been updated with additional information.