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Batman Crew Member Dies in Film Shoot

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A crew member involved in the filming of the new Batman movie has died in a car accident on the set, police said on Tuesday. The special effects technician was killed when his 4x4 vehicle crashed into a tree during a dummy film run involving the "Batmobile."

The incident happened on a property near Chertsey, Surrey, on Monday afternoon.

Surrey Police and the Health and Safety Executive said they were investigating a workplace fatality on a London film set.

"Batman: The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman, is due for release in the United Kingdom next year.

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