Deadline has revealed some new details surrounding the accidental death of stuntwoman Joi Harris, who died during the production of Deadpool 2.
While witnesses have described what they saw, the WorkSafeBC report released Friday provides a more specific account of the accident that killed 40-year-old SJ Harris of NY.
It says during the first shooting of the scene, she continued driving beyond the planned stopping spot, continued down a second ramp and across the road.
The stunt driver - whose name has been removed from the report, a routine practice of WorkSafeBC - had been rehearsing a stunt involving driving a motorcycle, a Ducati Hyperstrada 939, out the open doors of a building, across a concrete pad and down a ramp that had been built over three stairs and coming to a stop on the stair landing.
"She was fearless and relentless in her pursuit of her dream, to ride as a motorsports professional", said a statement posted on Harris's Facebook page Tuesday.
Witnesses said Harris appeared to lose control of her motorcycle while filming outside the Vancouver Convention Centre and crashed through a ground floor window of a nearby office building. This was her first time doing stunts for a film. A portion of the report reads.
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.
Even though Harris was an experienced motorcycle rider and road racer, the maneuver was reportedly her first motorcycle stunt on a film.
The crew had been filming the stunt at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, British Columbia when the deadly accident took place.
Deadpool 2 is set to hit theaters on June 1, 2018. The source told Deadline, "To say an unqualified person was put in this position is absolutely untrue". "[Harris] was the best candidate for the job".
Production on the superhero sequel was shut down for two days, resuming on Wednesday of this week. "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", Reynolds wrote on Instagram.
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