Two actors working on the upcoming Netflix series “The Chosen One” were killed and six other crew members were injured when the van they were riding crashed in Mexico.
Baja California Department of Culture said the accident happened when the van ferrying the actors and crew members flipped after running off the road in a desert area.
The crew had been working in the nearby Santa Rosalía area at the time and the accident occured en route from Santa Rosalía to the local airport, The People reported.
The two victims were identified as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar and the six others who were hurt are reportedly in stable condition.
“The Chosen One” as a series about a 12-year-old boy who learns he’s the return of Jesus Christ and “destined to save humankind.”
It is based on a comic-book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross that is unrelated to another show featured on streaming service with the same name. The Chosen One show also features three doctors aiming to bring a Zika vaccine to the remote Pantanal region in South America.
Following the accident, there have been a number of allegations that the Netflix show’s production exploited labor and has been overworking its drivers which could have contributed to the accident.
The streaming service has refused to comment on the allegations stating that it is waiting for the investigation into the accident that is currently ongoing.
Meanwhile, production of the show has been temporarily paused by Redrum, the production company following the tragedy.