2 actors dead, 6 others injured from Netflix's 'The Chosen One' after van crash in Mexico

2 actors dead, 6 others injured from Netflix's 'The Chosen One' after van crash in Mexico

Two actors on the upcoming Netflix series "The Chosen One"

were killed and six others who were part of the cast and crew were injured after the van they were in crashed near Mulegé on the Baja California Sur peninsula in Mexico

The accident was not on the set of the show, but happened in transit from Santa Rosalía to the local airport on June 16

Netflix said in a statement to USA TODAY

Local media reported the crash happened Thursday and said the van flipped after running off the road in a desert area

The crew had apparently been working in the nearby Santa Rosalía area at the time.

The two actors who died in the crash were identified Friday as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar

according to the Baja California Department of Culture.

Netflix describes the plot of "The Chosen One" as a series about a 12-year-old boy who learns he's the return of Jesus Christ and "destined to save humankind

" It's based on a comic-book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross

It's unrelated to another show featured on streaming service with the same name

That show features three doctors aiming to bring a Zika vaccine to the remote Pantanal region in South America. 

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