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Deceased Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman May Have Been Traveling At Less Than 10 MPH During Scene

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More information is being released about the tragic death of Joi "SJ" Harris.

As we reported, on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, the stuntwoman lost control of her bike, jumped the curb, and crashed through the window of Shaw Tower. Her brakes were not applied, and she was not wearing a helmet.

Related: Ryan Reynolds Releases Somber Statement

The incident has been investigated by WorkSafeBC who describes the situation in a report dated August 15. They wrote:

"During the first shooting of the scene the stunt driver continued driving beyond the planned stopping spot on the stairway landing, and continued to drive down a second ramp built over the bottom stairs and across the roadway. The motorcycle struck the concrete sidewalk curb, the worker was thrown off the motorcycle and propelled through a plate glass window of a building."

Despite being reported as "the first shooting of the scene," a Deadline source says the crash happened on Harris' sixth take. Additionally, the professional motorcycle racer was reportedly only traveling at less than 10 MPH. The insider reveals:

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Stuntwoman Who Died On Deadpool 2 Set Identified

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The stuntwoman who tragically died on the set of Deadpool 2 has been identified.

According to TMZ, Joi "SJ" Harris was a professional motorcycle racer — the first African-American licensed woman in the sport. While her age is still unclear, we do know she resided in Brooklyn, and the Ryan Reynolds film was her first gig as a stunt driver.

Related: Ryan Reynolds Releases Somber Statement

In July, Harris wrote on social media that she "completely healed" from an accident where she hurt her wrist, and was given permission by her doctor to ride again.

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