The set for “Power” was shut down after the tragic death of a crew member, and now officials have determined exactly how he died.
An official for the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner says 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez died of blunt force trauma after being struck by an SUV around 4:30 AM Monday morning.
Jimenez was setting up parking cones for a location shoot in Brooklyn when he was hit by the vehicle, and the M.E. has ruled his death an accident.
The 50 Cent driven Starz TV series halted production in the wake of Jimenez’ death, and while officials investigated the circumstances around the accident.
The rapper paid respects for the crew member earlier this week on social media, writing, “I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning,” adding, “My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family.”
No cast members were on set at the time of the accident.