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Stunt driver dies while filming Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

Canadian-born star Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool.

A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, Canada, police said.

The driver’s name was not immediately released.

Witness Sharmina Kermalli said she had just walked into a Starbucks next door to where the accident happened when she heard a loud crash.

She ran out of the coffee shop and saw glass still falling on the body of the woman.

A crumpled motorcycle was seen lying on its side at the location of the accident near the waterfront in Vancouver.

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Ryan Reynolds plays Deadpool (PA)

Police said officers were at the scene and investigators with WorkSafeBC, a provincial workplace safety agency, were also looking into the incident.

Deadpool, a Marvel Comics superhero, is played by Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds.

The first film was released in 2016 and the follow up is due to be released in 2018.

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