Over three days have passed since the tragic accident involving an extra during the filming of Transformers 3 in Hammond, Indiana. News continues to trickle in bit by bit as we wait for the ultimate fate of 24 year old Grabriella Cedillo. At long last, someone involved with the film has made an official statement.
According to the Los Angeles Times, an affiliate from the Transformers production staff has made this statement regarding the accident:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Gabriela, her family and loved ones. We are looking into what caused the accident.
I also found an article that so far has been the most factually accurate regarding the stunt and what occurred. I still wish that the news sources would refrain from quoting the “sliced through her skull” report that has come from an extra that is completely speculating on that. In particular, the information regarding the $25 extra wage on top of 8 hours of minimum wage to be an extra.
There now a Facebook page dedicated to the recovery of Miss Cedillo that can be seen here. I’m sure this will be a great way for other extras involved with the shoot to reconnect with each other.