More Details On Stunt Woman's Death On Deadpool 2 Set

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According to her website, 40-year-old Harris, originally from NY, was the first African American woman to actively compete in American Motorcyclist Association road racing events.

According to reports, Joi Harris died after her bike crashed through the window of a ground-floor studio.

The report, which only refers to Harris as the "worker", says she had been rehearsing a stunt that involved driving a motorcycle out the open doors of a building, across a concrete pad and down a ramp that had been built over three stairs before coming to a stop. She was supposed to stop on the landing.

During the first shooting of the scene, the stunt driver continued driving beyond the planned stopping spot, and drove went a second ramp built over the bottom stairs and across the roadway. "[Harris] was the best candidate for the job".

The report does not say whether Harris was wearing a helmet.

She got her race licence in 2013 and began racing in 2014, and described herself as the first African-American woman to compete in an American Motorcyclist Association-sanctioned event.

According to a report in Variety, Ms. Harris's manager got a call from the producers of Deadpool 2 - who include its star, Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds.

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The initial incident report confirms witness accounts and adds new details to Monday's tragic crash in Vancouver during filming of the sequel to the popular superhero movie. "This was an opportunity of a lifetime for her", Porsche Taylor told Variety.

This was her first time doing stunts for a film. "Our hope is that the outcome of that investigation will provide our industry with the information we need to ensure something like this doesn't happen again".

"In the maneuver, which was never more than 15 kilometers per hour - about 10 miles an hour - she rode on a flat surface through two open doors and then turned left and went out of camera range", a source close to the production said.

A WorkSafeBC spokesperson said that after workplace accidents, work can often resume in areas of the business unrelated to the incident or incident location.

On Wednesday it was confirmed Tom Cruise broke his ankle during a roof-jumping stunt on Mission: Impossible 6, an injury which has forced a temporary shutdown of the major film's production.

Harris, filling in for Zazie Beetz, was not wearing a helmet when her bike's throttle became engaged, leading to the fatal crash.

Deadpool 2 is still slated for release on June 1, 2018.

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