‘9-1-1’ Crew Member Rico Priem’s Cause Of Death Revealed

The cause of death of Rico Priem, 9-1-1 crew member who died in a highway crash in May, has been confirmed.

According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner, Priem suffered from sudden cardiac dysfunction and suffered from cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) with enlargement of the left ventricle. His manner of death is classified as natural.

Priem was a machinist and member of IATSE Local 80. The cause of his death was initially thought to be due to drowsiness following a long shift. However, the autopsy report indicates that Priem died of a heart attack.

The crew member had just finished a 14-hour shift on the ABC drama series and got into an accident while returning home to Woodland Hills from Pomona.

Priem was heading north on Highway 57 at Via Verde Drive in San Dimas when his vehicle “left the road for unknown reasons, went up an embankment and overturned on its roof.” The crew member was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the incident, IATSE released a statement saying: “We are fully committed to the safety and well-being of all our members and express our deepest condolences to the member’s family. Workers have a reasonable expectation of being able to get to work and return home safely. No one should find themselves in unsafe circumstances while trying to make a living.

20th Television, the studio behind 9-1-1also released a statement following Priem’s ​​death saying, “On behalf of the studio and everyone at 9-1-1We send our sincere and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rico Priem.

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News Source : deadline.com


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