Vancouver Police have confirmed that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool 2 during a stunt on a motorcycle. The story was originally reported by TMZ, who delivered the sad news that a stuntperson died after “a motorcycle stunt went terribly wrong.”:
The rider went airborne in Vancouver Monday morning during filming for the movie. Her bike crashed through the glass of a ground-floor studio inside Shaw Tower near Jack Poole Plaza. Witnesses say she never applied the brakes.
Canadian Press reporter Laura Kane provided more information about the tragic accident:
Crew members distraught, not speaking with reporters. Witness says the driver rehearsed the scene a few times without problems. #DeadPool2
— Laura Kane (@ellekane) August 14, 2017
Our condolences go out to the unnamed stuntwoman and her family.