UPDATE: The stunt driver has been identified as professional road racer SJ Harris. She was 40.
A female stunt driver died Monday in a motorcycle accident while filming a scene for Marvel's Deadpool 2 movie, the Vancouver Police Department confirmed in an Aug. 14 statement.
It appears the stunt driver, whose name will be released after her family is notified, lost control of the motorcycle and slammed into a glass portion of Shaw Tower in Downtown Vancouver.
Local police and WorkSafeBC, which monitors occupational health and safety in British Columbia, are investigating the incident to determine what went wrong.
Manager at the Starbucks here says she heard a loud bang, but didn't see the incident. Motorcycle crashed right into glass outside. pic.twitter.com/EMAY865Ca7— Farrah Merali (@FarrahMerali) August 14, 2017
Nathan Kramchynski, who works in 7th floor of Shaw tower, saw the female rider lose control: "she went from zero to really quick" pic.twitter.com/EuRZvnQydT— Farrah Merali (@FarrahMerali) August 14, 2017
Deadpool's titular star Ryan Reynolds responded to the death on Twitter, saying, "We're heartbroken, shocked and devastated but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment."
"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning," 20th Century Fox said in a statement. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."
As of Monday evening, the BC Coroners Service hasn't released any more information about the female victim: "As noted in the Coroners Act, regarding the privacy of the deceased, the BC Coroners Service will neither be identifying the victim nor confirming identity at this time."
We'll update this story once officials release more details, including the victim's name.