A crew member on the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has died, according to South African website IOL.
Ricardo Cornelius, a 34-year-old Cap Town resident, was reportedly crushed to death by a prop car in a freak accident on set. Cornelius was part of the crew team rotating the car a in question, a U.S. Army Hummer.
Cornelius' widow, Shafiefa, says her husband's employer minimized the extent of the injuries in order to obtain identification documents from her. While the company has provided her some financial assistance, they have yet to divulge the details of her husband's death.
“No one can tell me what happened, I need closure. His colleagues who I spoke to blocked me on WhatsApp,” she said.
This incident follows a previous accident involving stunt woman Olivia Jackson, who will now need to have her arm amputated.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth installment of film series, based on Capcom's survival horror video game franchise. The franchise stars Milla Jovovich, and her husband, Paul W.S. Anderson, is the franchise writer/director. Anderson director the first film in the series, and is returning to that role for The Final Chapter.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is scheduled for theatrical release on Jan. 27, 2017.
via The Wrap