Sunday 18 February 2018

Stunt driver dies while filming Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

Canadian-born star Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool.

A police officer examines a motorcycle (Darryl Dyck/AP)
A police officer examines a motorcycle (Darryl Dyck/AP)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association

A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, Canada, police said.

The driver’s name was not immediately released.

Witness Sharmina Kermalli said she had just walked into a Starbucks next door to where the accident happened when she heard a loud crash.

She ran out of the coffee shop and saw glass still falling on the body of the woman.

A crumpled motorcycle was seen lying on its side at the location of the accident near the waterfront in Vancouver.

Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool (PA)

Police said officers were at the scene and investigators with WorkSafeBC, a provincial workplace safety agency, were also looking into the incident.

Deadpool, a Marvel Comics superhero, is played by Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds.

The first film was released in 2016 and the follow up is due to be released in 2018.

Press Association

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