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'Deadpool 2' Stunt Woman Dead After On-Set Accident (Photos)

'Deadpool 2' Stunt Woman Dead After On-Set Accident (Photos) Promo Image

A stunt woman has died after she was involved in a motorcycle crash on the set of "Deadpool 2."

"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning," a 20th Century Fox spokesperson said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

The crew was filming in Vancouver, Canada, on the morning of Aug. 14, when the stunt went wrong.

"Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle," the department said in a statement released on their official website. "VPD officers are at the scene, along with officers from WorkSafeBC. More information will be released when it is available."

The woman, whose name has not yet been released to the public, reportedly drove the bike down a set of stairs a couple of times while performing either practice runs or earlier takes, but on the final take, she went off onto the road, almost hit some pedestrians and then crashed through the window of a building across the street, witnesses told CTV News.

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Bystanders said they believe she lost control of the motorcycle.

"The last one was quick and she wobbled out," witness Nathan Kramchynski, who was in the building the stunt woman crashed into, told CTV News. "It was a thud, she just disappeared [into the building]."

An ambulance arrived on scene after the crash and loaded the rider into the vehicle. The Advanced Life Support vehicle stayed at the same spot for approximately 45 minutes. First responders were unable to revive her and drove away without sirens or lights.

Officials have not determined the official cause of the crash.

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"WorkSafeBC was contacted by the Vancouver Police Department this morning at 8:31 a.m. regarding a serious incident," the statutory agency said in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "WorkSafeBC has five officers at the incident site. Two officers are inspecting the site for immediate occupational health and safety issues. Three officers are investigating the incident for cause and prevention under the Workers' Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation."

"Deadpool 2," which stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin, is scheduled for release on June 1, 2018. Crews began filming the edgy superhero film at the end of June.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Vancouver Police Department, CTV News / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Ben Miljure/Twitter, CTV News

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