An accident this morning on the set of a television series left one member of the production team dead. Deadline reports that Pedro Jimenez, a longtime production assistant, was killed when he was hit by an SUV while setting up parking cones for a Brooklyn location shoot for the Starz series “Power.” Jimenez was 63.
Deadline quotes a Starz spokesperson saying: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family. Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
Jimenez had been a part of the team working on “Power,” which premiered in 2014, since the first day of production, Deadline notes.
The NYPD indicated it is investigating the incident and has talked with the driver, who was reportedly a member of the “Power” crew.
The production has temporarily shut down, Deadline notes.