Netflix Apologizes After Two Deaths In Van Crash On ‘The Chosen One’ Set
On Thursday, two actors were killed and several more crew members injured when a transport van flipped over in the region of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The production was a Netflix graphic novel adaptation titled The Chosen One, and the actors who died were Raymundo Garduńo Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar.
The show’s production company, Redrum, confirmed the crash occurred while transporting the cast and crew to an airport. “All of us on the production of The Chosen One are shocked by the tragic accident [that] occurred last Thursday, while on transit from Santa Rosalia, Baja California, to the local airport,” the statement read.
Netflix also released a statement saying they were “deeply saddened” by the news of Cruz and Aguilar’s deaths, and added, “Our thoughts are with their loved ones and with those injured during this unfortunate accident.”
While Redrum claimed that “all safety protocols were in place” at the time of the accident, friends of the actors have alleged that the cast was complaining about issues with transportation on the set prior to the crash.
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Rick Zazueta a writer, penned a Facebook post alleging that the “cast had been complaining openly about the logistical and transport issues faced in this production.” He claimed the actors said their transport van was “completely unfit for the purpose of transporting people; worn-out tires, noisy brakes, loose steering wheel, not all seat belt works, easily identifiable signs of danger. But, the show must go on.”
Netflix has not responded to these accusations yet, and it also hasn’t been determined how the deaths have impacted shooting plans.
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