Extra Seriously Injured on "Transformers 3" Set

Object tears through driver's windshield

By BJ Lutz
|  Thursday, Sep 2, 2010  |  Updated 3:43 PM CDT
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An extra working on the filming of "Transformers 3" was seriously injured on the set in Indiana Wednesday night.

The movie crew was filming a stunt in Hammond, Ind., using numerous vehicles and drivers.  During a stunt shortly before 7 p.m., an object struck a 2006 Toyota, went through the windshield and struck the driver, police told NBCChicago.

The Toyota was personally owned by the driver, Gabriella Cedillo, who was an extra in the movie and not a member of the stunt personnel, police said.

The Toyota continued moving and hit the inner median concrete barrier wall for almost a mile before coming to a stop, police said.

Cedillo, 24, was airlifted from the area to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood with a serious head injury, police said.  The vehicle had "extensive damage" to its driver's side.

Cedillo has been listed in critical condition, Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas told The Associated Press.  

"This was not her first time as an extra," Cedillo's brother, Adam, told NBCChicago.  "She always wanted to be in movies."

The crew had been filming in the area since Monday and will be filming for the last time in Chicago on Thursday. 

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