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Man Dies After Freak Accident on Set of 'NCIS'

2/9/2011 7:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A person working on the show "NCIS" died today after a man driving a passenger van for the production lost control and smashed into the set this morning ... TMZ has learned.

NCIS Accident Death

Law enforcement sources confirm ... the 60-year-old driver had some kind of medical emergency behind the wheel and veered on to the L.A. area set -- striking a 52-year-old male security guard.

We're told the security guard was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition -- but died from his injuries a short time later.

The accident is still under investigation.

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UPDATE: CBS has released a statement saying the studio is "cooperating with the local authorities in Santa Clarita to help determine what caused this terrible accident."

CBS notes production on the show has been suspended until further notice.

NCIS producers, cast and crew also released a joint statement saying, "With profound sympathy we mourn the tragic passing of our co-worker and friend."

They add, "NCIS is a family.  And, as with any family, we are deeply saddened by this unexpected loss.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones."

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bring back recent posts    

aww,,that's sad, hope he didn't suffer

1262 days ago
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soulofanangel    


Heaven gently welcomes.

1262 days ago
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Wanda    

So sad.

1262 days ago
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Trish    

Sad news...

1262 days ago
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MKT    

To those of you who are joking about such a tragedy, you need to shut your mouth. He was a huge part of our family and to say such ignorant things makes me sick.

1262 days ago
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Barb    

This is really tragic. Crew members work ridiculously long hours, and their unions, who should be protecting them, don't care. It's a wonder these things don't happen more than they do. It's all about the bottom line.

1262 days ago
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Julia    

Condolences to his family and friends.

1262 days ago
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gh    

This is not a laughing matter people-- You should be really ashamed of yourselves..... That crew works really hard and this must be a very sad day for them all.

1262 days ago
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Tracy    

I can not believe the very off color comments being made, this is a serious thing that has happened. Prayers going up for the family that lost their loved one, and for the driver of the vehicle and for the cast and crew as they have to face the coming days without their team member

1262 days ago
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Whatawomanq    

So which one died? The driver of the van or the guy he hit?

1262 days ago
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denise    

The security guard that was hit died. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family & to the cast & crew of NCIS. The cast & crew are like a family. Its not a laughing matter as this was someone's husband, father, and son. To those that are making jokes and think its funny just remember this was someone's husband, father, and son.

1262 days ago
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Nico    

I know that NCIS crew and cast is a family. I as a fan feel part of that, and grieve with you. My thoughts go out to the family and friends...

1262 days ago
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suzycreamcheese    

I'm so very sorry.

1262 days ago
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yoda    

so "itchy balls" just get over it? I wonder if someone , a parent or sister, girl friend or wife of yours was killed, would you react the same way and say just get over it? I feel so sorry for you for being so shallow.

1262 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Darn moderators, sounds like I missed all the funny posts.

1262 days ago
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