The woman’s identity in Monday, August 14th’s fatal stunt accident on the set of Deadpool 2 has just been released.
Her name was S.J. Harris, a native of Brooklyn, New York who was considered a pioneer in her industry. According to Vanity Fair, she considered herself to be the “the first licensed African-American woman in U.S. history to actively compete in sanctioned motorcycle road racing events.”
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The tragic event occurred on Harris’ fifth execution of the stunt on set. The crew claim that she executed the first four attempts with no issue. During her fifth attempt the bike became airborne, shooting across the street and into the window of the Shaw tower.
On Sunday, August 13th a tourist was killed and two more people injured when a tour bus hopped a curb. The incident occurred just a couple of blocks from the place where the fatal stunt took place.
Harris began her racing career back in 2009; however, Deadpool 2 was her first time performing stunts in a film.
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