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Stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver

A police officer examined a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday.
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A police officer examined a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie "Deadpool 2" died after a crash on set, in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie ‘‘Deadpool 2’’ in downtown Vancouver, police said Monday.

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.

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

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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.