A survivor of a car crash that claimed the lives of Netflix cast members Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar of The Chosen One said he didn’t blame the production or the driver for the fatal accident.
The two stars were killed when a van crashed and overturned in transit from Santa Rosalía in Mexico to the local airport.
Six other members of the production, including four crew members and two of the cast, were also injured but remain stable.
Yeray Albelda suffered a concussion as well as broken collarbones and shoulders as a result of the fall.
Albelda, who plays a miner on the series, said the driver is new and he hasn’t noticed anything unusual about the van’s condition.
“I have given my statement to the police and I do not blame the driver or the production,” he said, adding that the driver remains in custody while the investigation continues.
He added that on many productions it’s the norm that “people are exhausted”.
Albelda said that while he doesn’t remember the crash itself, he remembered gaining consciousness in an ambulance.
“I was told I answered questions, but I don’t remember doing that,” he told Variety.
The actor also said that Garduño and Gonzalez, who died in the accident, played supporting roles and that they still have scenes to complete.
Earlier this week it was claimed that production on The Chosen One was on hold, however the publication claims it is now up and running again.
The Chosen One tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who learns that he is the returned Jesus Christ, destined to save mankind.
The streaming service, announced in 2017, described the protagonist as a boy who “can turn water into wine, make cripples walk, and maybe even raise the dead.”
“How will he deal with the fate of leading the world in a millennia-old conflict?” adds a synopsis.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Netflix and Redrum for comment.
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