Crew Member Killed on ‘The Electric State’ Was Experienced Driver

Authorities are investigating the dying of an skilled transportation captain who died final Friday through the making of Netflix movie “The Electrical State,” Selection has discovered.

Peter DeToffoli died nearly immediately when the Chevrolet SUV he was driving slammed right into a semi-truck on the I-75 northbound (pictured above in 2014) at a “excessive charge of pace” in accordance with the preliminary investigation report. The accident came about simply after 3 a.m. native time.

DeToffoli’s steering wheel and windshield have been crushed on affect and the emergency medical providers discovered him “trapped and unresponsive” within the driver’s seat. Firefighters used jaws of life to chop off the automobile’s doorways and extract him however tragically couldn’t resuscitate him. The 58-year-old was pronounced useless simply earlier than 6 a.m.

A supply informed Selection that skid marks on the highway instructed DeToffoli had tried to brake simply earlier than affect.

“The Electrical State” is a sci-fi film based mostly on Simon Stalenhag’s illustrated novel of the identical identify starring Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt. Anthony and Joe Russo are directing and producing.

Netflix declined to remark however a supply near the mission stated manufacturing was paused on Friday as a mark of respect. Solid and crew have been additionally given entry to counseling assets. “Our hearts exit to his household,” stated the supply.

In accordance with his IMDB web page, DeToffoli was an skilled driver based mostly in Los Angeles who had labored on initiatives together with “The Black Dahlia,” “Ray” and “I Am Sam” and as transportation captain on “The Finder.” His LinkedIn web page additionally instructed he had labored as a driver at Twentieth Century Fox. He was a member of driving union Teamsters.

The incident report famous that trucking legislation books and logbooks have been discovered within the automobile DeToffoli was driving alongside a manufacturing badge for the TV present “Bones.”

Though the manufacturing supply stated the crash occurred after DeToffoli had wrapped work for the day and was on his manner again to his lodging, Selection understands that the Clayton Nation Medical Examiner’s Workplace is investigating whether or not DeToffoli was formally off the clock on the time of the accident. And they’re additionally wanting into whether or not, given he was knowledgeable driver, the quantity of hours he was working may have contributed to the accident. A supply near the mission says he labored a 10-hour day, in accordance with manufacturing pointers.

The crash came about throughout a second consecutive night time shoot on the mission. Clayton County Parks & Rec suggested residents of highway closures because of taking pictures for “The Electrical State” not removed from the crash web site between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on each Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, bleeding into the following morning.

A supply in Atlanta accustomed to the shoot schedule informed Selection that crew had additionally labored via the night time on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the Clayton Nation Medical Examiner’s workplace informed Selection: “This case continues to be underneath investigation. Presently there is no such thing as a indication that alcohol or medicine have been concerned, and presently it’s being considered as an unlucky accident.”

The assertion continued, “We’ve got not been in a position to confirm if the deceased was working on the time of the accident or if he had been sleep disadvantaged.”