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'Deadpool 2' Stunt Driver Dies While Filming in Vancouver

/ Source: Associated Press
Image: A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set
A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set, in Vancouver,Canada on Monday.Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A stunt driver has died after her motorcycle crashed on a set for the movie "Deadpool 2" in downtown Vancouver, police said Monday.

The driver's name was not immediately released.

Image: A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set
A police officer photographs a motorcycle after a stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set, in Vancouver,Canada on Monday.Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP

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 Vancouver's waterfront.

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

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

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