Disney CEO Bob Iger wrote an email to staffers after one of their employees was killed while crossing the street outside the Burbank studio.
In the message, first obtained by THR, Iger reveals the tragic accident happened in front of other Disney staffers:
“As some of you may have heard, we lost a valued Cast Member this morning in a tragic accident outside the Alameda Gate of the Disney lot. [Name redacted] was struck by a vehicle on her way to work and passed a short while later at the hospital. A number of other Cast Members witnessed the tragedy, and are understandably very shaken by the experience. I know [name redacted] friends and colleagues are stunned by this awful news, and we’re all heartbroken by the loss. We have reached out to her family to offer our support and deepest condolences. Please join me in keeping her loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
According to the Burbank Police Department, the driver who struck the employee was arrested for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and is being held on bail of $100,000.