Stunt Woman Dies After Crashing Motorcycle Into Skyscraper on Set of ‘Deadpool 2’

August 14, 2017 Updated: August 14, 2017

A stunt woman died on the set of the Deadpool 2 movie on Monday after crashing a motorcycle through the windows of a skyscraper.

Witnesses say the stunt driver lost control of her bike while filming a stunt at around 8 a.m. The motorcycle jumped the curb and crashed into the windows of Shaw Tower, a landmark skyscraper in Vancouver, Canada, Page Six reported.

First responders treated the woman, but she died at the scene, according to police.

“We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning,” a representative for 20th Century Fox said.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”

The stunt was performed successfully twice on Monday before the fatal accident, according to Nathan Kramchynski, an eyewitness who spoke to Toronto’s Metro.

“We were kind of shocked,” Kramchynski said. “We didn’t know if there was padding, if there was a reason why that happened.”

One local told Metro she was in a nearby Starbucks when she heard a loud crash. When she ran outside she saw a woman inside the Shaw Tower building with her head hanging outside and glass still falling on her body.

The woman’s name has not yet been released. She was performing a stunt for actress Zazie Beetz, who was playing the role of Domino in the movie.

Beetz was seen riding a black Ducati motorcycle in Vancouver last week—the same motorcycle model as the one seen lying on the sidewalk following the crash on Monday.

Witnesses did not hear any breaks before the crash.

“People were running on the sidewalk, the motorcycle comes flying across the street, looks like from a ramp because it was in the air,” a witness told Global News.

“(She) standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned.”

The Vancouver Police Department and the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia are investigating the crash.

Deadpool 2 is the sequel to a blockbuster released in 2016 produced by Marvel Comics. The movie is set to release on June 1 next year. The crew has been filming scenes with scooters and motorcycles in downtown Vancouver since June 26.

Vancouver is the hometown of Deadpool’s star, Ryan Reynolds. Last week, the actor tweeted a photo of himself with about two dozen Vancouver police officers, thanking them “for putting up with road closures and traffic delays.”

From NTD.tv