Netflix series The Chosen One suspends production after terrible tragedy

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Two actors working on a Netflix series have been killed after a van carrying cast and crew crashed in Mexico.

Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar died in the accident, the Baja California Department of Culture in Mexico confirmed to the Associated Press.

The vehicle ran off a desert road before flipping over near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula on Thursday.

Camera IconRay Garduño, has been killed in a car crash while working on a Netflix documentary in Mexico. Credit: Ray Garduño/Instagram

Six other cast and crew members were also injured in the accident.

The accident was not on the set of the show, but happened in transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport, Netflix said in a statement to USA TODAY.

The team were in the area filming for the series The Chosen One. Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross, the show follows a 12 year-old boy who learns that he is the returned Jesus Christ, and is destined to save humankind.

The production of the series has been temporarily paused by Redrum, the company running the filming.

A friend of victims Juan Francisco González Aguilar — who was known professionally as “Paco Mufote” — told the Daily Beast that she was devastated by the tragedy.

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“Paco touched the hearts of everyone he ever met, he was a great actor with a strong trajectory,” Liliana Conlisk Gallegos said.

“He loved acting and playing music more than anything in the world and he dedicated himself to it, many times suffering economic hardship.

“He sacrificed for his love of acting.”

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