50 Cent’s ‘Power’ shuts down after crew member is killed by car at Brooklyn location

An 63-year-old production assistant for “Power,”  Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson’s Starz series, was struck and killed by an SUV in Brooklyn early Monday, shutting down production of the sixth season of the show.

Filming had not yet begun for the day when Pedro Jimenez was struck by an vehicle while placing traffic cones in a parking lane for the production shortly after 4 a.m Monday morning the vehicle was driven by another crew member, on Douglas street.

“It is unknown why the vehicle moved and lost control,” Brown Lee told USA TODAY in an email. “No arrests at this time but this incident is still under investigation” by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family,” the premium cable network said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’s family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

Jimenez has been with the series, which debuted in 2014, since its first day of production.

“Power,” a crime drama about drug dealers, centers on James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who wants to get out of dealing and focus more on his legitimate nightclub business. Meanwhile, he’s trying to avoid the cops, his marriage is crumbling, and rival drug dealers such as Kanan Stark (50 Cent) are hovering.

The show, created by Courtney A. Kemp, is one of the network’s most-watched cable shows.

Production on the show was shut down temporarily out of respect for the family, and to allow the cast and crew time to process the tragedy.



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